LUKE WRIGHT, ONCE YOU BURY THE BODIES . POEM FOR BOJO
Well it seems “All Flesh is” indeed, ” Grass” That Boris, now it seems will abdicate as world king is still distracting from the Issues.
Consider the Painting “Edward VI and the Pope: An Allegory of the Reformation” Which draws the scene of Edward the 8th handing the reins to Edward the Vi.
““THE WORDE OF THE LORD ENDURETH FOR EVER”; on ribbons of pope’s tiara: “IDOLATRY” and “SUPERSTIC[ION]”; on pope’s chest: “ALL FLESHE IS GRASSE” (‘All flesh is grass,’ from Isaiah 40:6, meaning the body is ephemeral); lower left in the golden frame: “POPS” and “FEYNED HOLINE[SS]”.
The painting represents the handing over of power from Henry VIII to his son Edward VI. ”
Consider then the words of erasmus.
“monasteries, almost without exception, were heavily involved in promoting and profiting from the veneration of relics, in the form of pilgrimages and purported miraculous tokens. The cult of relics was by no means specific to monasteries, but Erasmus was scandalised by the extent to which well-educated and highly regarded monks and nuns would participate in the perpetration of obvious frauds against gullible and credulous lay believers.”
Summarised by another historian,
“in every country the monks possessed too much of wealth and of the sources of production both for their own well-being and for the material good of the economy”.
In a secular modern society replace Monks and Monastries with Corporations, Political parties and polititicans.” David Knowles
Boris simply, at the bottom of it all, is just a lightweight dinosaur a caricature of what the old establishment was supposed to produce instead of Lawrence of Arabia or Winston Churchill they now produce Flashmans. Both products are hopelessely unfit for a modern age when myths of scarcity are simply untenable and the only thing actually being defended by Old Establisment institutions is their own institutional power which is predicated on the defence of Scarce resources.
“All flesh is grass”, The redundant establishment and political class the only scarcity is a paucity of IRL (in real life), Our leaders are symptoms not causes. #AllFleshisGrass
Old Testament book of Isaiah, chapter 40, verses 6–8
English: Edward VI and the Pope: An Allegory of the Reformation. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Inscribed on open book, centre left: “THE WORDE OF THE LORD ENDURETH FOR EVER”; on ribbons of pope’s tiara: “IDOLATRY” and “SUPERSTIC[ION]”; on pope’s chest: “ALL FLESHE IS GRASSE” (‘All flesh is grass,’ from Isaiah 40:6, meaning the body is ephemeral); lower left in the golden frame: “POPS” and “FEYNED HOLINE[SS]”.
The painting represents the handing over of power from Henry VIII to his son Edward VI. Henry lies in bed, and Edward sits on a dais beneath a cloth of state, with a book at his feet containing a text from Isaiah, which falls onto the slumped figure of a pope. The pope points a triple cross towards two monks, lower left, who pull on chains attached to Edward’s dais. Standing to Edward’s side is a figure identified as his uncle, Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector. Other figures on the right represent Edward’s Privy Council and include the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer (in white), the Lord Privy Seal John Russell (grey beard), and William Paget (forked beard), the Comptroller of the King’s Household. At top right is a picture of iconoclasm, the smashing of idols, an activity approved of by Cranmer and many religious reformers.
The scholarship on this painting is conflicted. It was once taken for granted that the painting was contemporary with the succession of Edward VI in 1547. Dr Margaret Aston, in The King’s Bedpost, a book devoted to this painting, has claimed instead that the work could not have been painted before the late 1560s. She bases her theory on the similarities between the sphinx bedpost (foot of Henry’s bed) and between the column in the iconoclastic scene and those in two engravings of pictures by Maerten van Heemskerk produced between 1564 and 1569. Roy Strong has accepted Aston’s redating of the picture but regards many of her views on the painting’s significance as conjectural. Jennifer Loach has challenged Aston’s reading of the picture, disputing her identification of some of the figures (she accepts the ones mentioned above, however), and believes that the painting was a piece of contemporary propaganda, created during Edward VI’s reign. (References: Margaret Aston, The King’s Bedpost. Reformation and Iconography in a Tudor Group Portrait, Cambridge, 1993; Roy Strong, The Tudor and Stuart Monarchy. Pageantry, Painting, and Iconography, Woodbridge (UK), 1995; Jennifer Loach, Edward VI, Yale University Press, 1999.)
Français : Édouard VI [d’Angleterre] et le pape : une allégorie de la Réforme, la National Portrait Gallery à Londres.
Inscrit dans le livre ouvert: « the worde of the Lord endureth for ever» (la parole du Seigneur demeure pour toujours) ; sur la tiare: « idolatry » et « superstic[ion] » (superstition) ; sur la poitrine du pape: « All fleshe is grasse » (Toute chair est de l’herbe (Isaiah Isaïe 40:6)), signifiant que le corps n’est qu’éphémère] ; autour de la main : « pops » (pape) et « feyned holine[ss] » (sainteté feinte).
Le garçon dans le trône est Édouard VI. Dans le lit s’assoit son père, Henri VIII, qui lui transfère son pouvoir.
À droite est un dessin de l’iconoclasme protestant, montrant des hommes déstruisant une statue.
The voice said, Cry.
And he said, What shall I cry?
All flesh is grass,
and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth:
because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it:
surely the people is grass.
8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth:
but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Authentic Discourses on Decisions to Act.
A golden Rule in folklores Canon
holds what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the Gander
do unto others that which to you would be done
thus applied in discussion, we should always avoid slander.
Leave at the first introduction
the habits of Authority and induction
When those listening seem deaf to what you tell
refrain if you please from poisoning the well
if your working hypothesis requires certitude
refrain from tailoring cloth that renders the emperor nude
If to your point, you wish others to allude
refrain from a hypocritical sneering attitude.
When your correspondent appeals to evidence
consider their sources, were they well meant?
In all matters, skepticism will serve you with equivalence
and always remember to mistrust the Government.
“man müsse das Volk stets in Armuth erhalten, damit es gehorsam bleibe.”(2)
Belloc characterised the reformation as
´´a rising of the rich against the poor´´,(1)
´and indeed Calvin had written the unfortunate statement:
´´The people must always be kept in poverty in order that they remain obedient´´.(2)
‘admit the facts of life in international political relationships.” Brexit and facts of geo politics
Dissatisfaction with the general state of regular religious life, and with the gross extent of monastic wealth, was near to universal amongst late medieval secular and ecclesiastical rulers in the Latin West. Bernard says there was
widespread concern in the later fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries about the condition of the monasteries. A leading figure here is the scholar and theologian Desiderius Erasmus who satirized monasteries as lax, as comfortably worldly, as wasteful of scarce resources, and as superstitious; he also thought it would be better if monks were brought more directly under the authority of bishops. At that time, quite a few bishops across Europe had come to believe that resources expensively deployed on an unceasing round of services by men and women in theory set apart from the world [would] be better spent on endowing grammar schools and university colleges to train men who would then serve the laity as parish priests, and on reforming the antiquated structures of over-large diocese such as that of Lincoln. Pastoral care was seen as much more important and vital than the monastic focus on contemplation, prayer and performance of the daily office.
Erasmus’s criticisms of the monks and nuns of his day were threefold:
that, in withdrawing from the world into their own communal life, they elevated man-made monastic vows of poverty, chastity and obedience above the God-given vows of sacramental baptism; and elevated man-made monastic rules for religious life above the God-given teachings of the Gospels;
that, notwithstanding exceptional communities of genuine austere life and exemplary charity, the overwhelming majority of abbeys and priories were havens for idle drones; concerned only for their own existence, reserving for themselves an excessive share of the commonwealth’s religious assets, and contributing little or nothing to the spiritual needs of ordinary people;
that the monasteries, almost without exception, were heavily involved in promoting and profiting from the veneration of relics, in the form of pilgrimages and purported miraculous tokens. The cult of relics was by no means specific to monasteries, but Erasmus was scandalised by the extent to which well-educated and highly regarded monks and nuns would participate in the perpetration of obvious frauds against gullible and credulous lay believers.
Summarising the state of monastic life across Western Europe, David Knowles said,
The verdict of unprejudiced historians at the present day would probably be—abstracting from all ideological considerations for or against monasticism—that there were far too many religious houses in existence in view of the widespread decline of the fervent monastic vocation, and that in every country the monks possessed too much of wealth and of the sources of production both for their own well-being and for the material good of the economy.
Currents of the tides, Time and the nature of things, pass
I see your friend Kwasi Kwarteng has joined the voices calling for Boris to Abdicate? Quite a spectacle all very House of Cards https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Cards_(British_TV_series)
In the ensuing leadership race, Urquhart initially feigns unwillingness to stand before announcing his candidacy. With the help of his underling, Tim Stamper (Colin Jeavons), Urquhart goes about making sure his competitors drop out of the race: Health Secretary Peter MacKenzie (Christopher Owen) accidentally runs his car over a disabled protester at a demonstration staged by Urquhart and is forced by the public outcry to withdraw, while Education Secretary Harold Earle (Kenneth Gilbert) is blackmailed into withdrawing when Urquhart anonymously sends pictures of him in the company of a rent boy whom Earle had paid for sex
. I read both of Llyods sketches in the spectator yesterday, both worth a read.
Strangely it shows very well why Boris simply, at the bottom of it all, is just a lightweight dinosaur a caricature of what the old establishment was supposed to produce instead of Lawrence of Arabia or Winston Churchill they now produce Flashmans. Both products are hopelessely unfit for a modern age when myths of scarcity are simply untenable and the only thing actually being defended by Old Establisment institutions is their own institutional power which is predicated on the defence of Scarce resources.
Ten teets on the milking udder
Backing Boris, Echos of Why Trump. What does Narcissus tell us about the New Classicist PM? A PM we can all Look Up to? “His last words as he looked into the familiar pool were ‘Alas, in vain, beloved boy!’ and the place echoed every word, and when he said ‘Goodbye!’ Echo also said ‘Goodbye!’” Bojo a political Metamorphoses?, Skripal and the Road to Damascus.
The Giant Sucking Sound , A Sharp intake of Breath, A duel to the death The New United States Republic 1776-2016.
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