At that final meeting in the twilight kingdom / Where empty suits meet Higgs bosons

In a July 6 entry, “Romney’s uniqueness,” I wrote:

Romney is an empty suit. Of course there’s nothing unusual about that. Modern society is filled to the brim with empty suits. However, without question, Romney is the highest-IQ empty suit that ever was.

Ben M. then sent a comment:

Speaking of empty suits, T.S. Eliot in “The Hollow Men” summarized Romney at election time:

In this last of meeting places
We grope together
And avoid speech

Eliot also mentions the Republicans:

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw.

I told Ben that I had just re-posted a lengthy passage from “The Hollow Men” a few days earlier, from a 2005 entry about how virtually all the mainstream conservatives had supported John Roberts’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and that right after that, I had called Romney himself “a hollow man, a stuffed man,” so I couldn’t quote the same passage from the poem again.

To which Ben replied:

Empty suit and hollow man. Oh no—Romney is a configuration of Higgs bosons! No, no, no! What are we voting for?

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LA writes:

I must indicate my disappointment that no one noticed the apparent paradox in my phrase, “Modern society is filled to the brim with empty suits.” Filled with emptiness? How can that be? Well, each suit surrounds its own emptiness, and all those suits are piled up together. Like a pile of balloons.

Thomas Bertonneau writes:

I remind you of my “Romney Theory,” as expressed at VFR in the August 2011 entry, “The Doppelgängers from west Texas”:

I have a theory in respect of Mitt Romney that is at least as plausible as the Doppelgänger theory in respect of Rick Perry. Romney’s hair, perhaps too often lacquered, became an entity, a primitive but powerful one, in its own right. The hair “uploaded” Romney’s personality, what there was of it, into itself, deleted it, and “downloaded” itself into the now-inert body. For some time Romney has been his hair. This process is a new variant of body snatching, which has afflicted American politics for many decades (since 1956, to put a date on it). I am still investigating what occult causality produced Hillary Clinton.

Perhaps Romney’s hair is a Higgs boson-matrix, which acquired the ability to mimic human behavior, but which could not pass a Turing test. Maybe the Higgs bosons are what makes the hair spray come out of the pressurized can in a fine, atomized mist.

The quality of the Higgs boson is not strain’d,
It squirteth as the gentle flux into the plasma.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 09, 2012 04:00 PM | Send

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