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