I do not always agree with James, but when I do, I humbly accept the fact that he is one of the best word-smiths of our generation in English-speaking world. Get a load of this:
After two-plus years of “Joe Biden” — well, our country is bypassing the banana republic stage of dissolution and depravity and steaming quickly into a Hieronymus Bosch dystopia of financial, social, psychological and moral ruin. Every official utterance is a lie. Everything’s broken or breaking. And seemingly, on-purpose. The nagging question, of course, is on whose purposes? And why is Mr. Zelensky flitting from one country to another the past month? Because the game of Let’s You and Him Fight is drawing to a close and Mr. Z may find himself fatally unpopular back on the home-front. He has managed to send upward of a hundred-thousand young Ukrainian men to their deaths in the meat-grinder, and perhaps a million more have hightailed it for other countries. Ukraine will now be a land of mostly women, children, and old folks — with just enough surviving soldiers left looking to hunt down the comedian who turned Ukraine into another one history’s sick jokes.
For those who do not know who Hieronymus Bosch was--the guy had a vivid imagination, to put it mildly. I am positive that Hellraiser franchise of Clive Barker drew extensively on Bosch's sensibilities.
Or was David Lynch's Giedi Prime the modern pinnacle of hell?
You decide while reading James' excellent summary.
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