Our Government’s Orwellian Hamlet, a Play With “No Speak”

Hamlet at the Synetic Theatre

Hamlet at the Synetic Theatre

The federal government recently spent almost $100,000 dollars to help the “Synetic Theatre” In Washington D.C., run by a husband-and-wife team from Soviet Georgia, produce a silent version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The muted play offers grotesque grunts and abstract dance moves. According to reviewer James Bovard, viewers can only distinguish the good guys from the bad guys, by their “Nazi-style salutes and other flourishes.”

Because some of my popcorn money was used by the government to produce this junk, I decided to refresh my High School memory of Hamlet and examine why the Goebbel speech police at the White House decided to silence Hamlet and his co-stars Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. After reviewing a few of the more famous speeches in the play, it soon became very evident as to why grunting sounds replaced rich oratory in the bowels of a theatre in Washington D.C.

In Act 1, scene 1, Lady Macbeth says;

Out, damned spot; out, I say. One, two,—why, then ’tis time to do’t. Hell is murky. Fie, my lord, fie, a soldier and afeard? What need we fear who knows it when none can call our power to account? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?

Lady MacBeth is asserting that as long as she and her husband’s power is secure, the murders they committed cannot harm them. But, Lady’s guilty mind begins to go mad as she begins to realize that she and her husband MacBeth have created their own murky hell where they are tormented by guilt and insanity.

In Act 5, scene 5, Macbeth laments after his wife’s death;

She should have died hereafter.
There would have been a time for such a word.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time.
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle.
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Macbeth insists there is no meaning or purpose in life, rather life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing and although Macbeth himself has perpetrated awful crimes, he still justifies his actions as less awful because like everything else in his life, they too ”signify nothing.” Macbeth’s nihilism embraces not only his own life, but the entire play.

Probably the most famous speech in the English language, was spoken by Hamlet in Act III. It is his powerful examination of whether to commit suicide and what the moral ramifications of living and dying were;

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?—To die,—to sleep,—
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to,—’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die,—to sleep;—
To sleep: perchance to dream:—ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of despis’d love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would these fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,—
The undiscover’d country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns,—puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought;
And enterprises of great pith and moment,
With this regard, their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.

In this metaphor, Hamlet trys to decide if suicide is a desirable course of action, “a consummation devoutly to be wished” but soon figures out, as the religious word “devoutly” signifies, the difficult question is much more complex. The dread of the afterlife, Hamlet concludes, leads to excessive moral sensitivity that makes suicide impossible and “conscience does make cowards of us all.”

Hamlet expertly illustrates that a guilty conscience can make the mind a prisoner, its penalty remorse, its actions both regrettable and  devastating.

Unfortunately, Hamlet’s play of nihilism and lack of conscience has become a daily reality show for Americans as they watch their Actor-in-chief spew his rejection of religious and moral principles from the White House stage. The new “No Speak” Hamlet tragically symbolizes an immoral, despot whose “tales told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signify nothing,” meaningless words that may as well be muted.

Sadly however, most Americans know firsthand the play does “Signify something;” that when hope and “change” is implemented by a leader without a conscience, the result can be both regrettable and devastating.

Here is Richard Burton’s 1964 masterful performance of “To be or not to be,” long before Hamlet was bastardized by a theatre funded by a classless, spendthrift, Obama and his cronies, and when extraordinary talent was still revered and valued. Is America better off now than in 1964? That, is the question!

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The South’s War Against a Generic America!

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I grew up in a small town north of Boston in the Fifties and Sixties. My friends were the children of Spics, Pollacks, Micks, Crackers, Yanks, Rebels, White Trash, Rednecks, Wasps, Kike’s, Boogies, Japs, Redskins, Krauts, and Guineas. It was a melting pot where heavy Celtic crosses, Italian solid-gold horns and the Jewish Chai, adorned the hairy chests of men who spoke with thick foreign accents, and ethnic jokes made everyone laugh. Although everyone’s culture was sightly different, there was always respect for one another because of the shared values of God, family, and love of country. Faith, good work ethics, and a longing for a good home and education for the next generation, the American Dream, was the primary focus of all.

My childhood world was not divided into North or South, Catholic, Jewish or Protestant, or by black and white. What I saw in my neighborhood was hard working families moving into better homes, buying new cars or starting a new neighborhood business. I saw families asking us over to celebrate Greek Easter so we could help roast a whole lamb in their backyard while they indulged us with pans full of Pasticio! I watched while my Polish friends had a spirited Easter egg roll down the middle of their dining room table, and saw excitement on the faces of my Jewish friends when they came over to help ice my homemade sugar cookies and celebrate the lighting of our Christmas tree. I heard southern accents that I could not quite grasp and wondered why they could not understand my Boston accent that included the easy use of ‘AHHH’ rather than ‘RRRR.’

I heard stories from people eager to share their heritage and ancestry; stories of coming over on the boat, their courage, conviction and tenacity to make a good life for their family in America, the most exceptional country in the world. I listened to the stories about crumbling castles, thatched roofs, and pastel colored cottages stacked up along the cliffs on the Greek Islands, and longed for travel. I saw flags adorn every street corner and porch on the Fourth of July and watched as teary crowds saluted our brave war Veterans during the Memorial Day parade. I felt fortunate that I was an American and still to this day well up when I hear our National Anthem.

I learned about the Revolutionary war and that my soldier ancestor from Concord helped create the United States of America, and that the Civil War would end slavery. I learned of the great animosity between the Puritanical North versus the Cavaliers of the South and how Eli Whitney’s cotton gin made the South fabulously rich and how the industrial North resented their success.

I learned in History class how the South got screwed when the “Tariff of Abominations” legislation passed with the aid of Northern politicians, a tax that imposed a duty on imported goods that caused practically everything purchased in the South to rise nearly half-again in price because the South had become used to shipping its cotton to England and France and in return received boatloads of inexpensive European goods, including clothing made from its own cotton. I also learned that the North, particularly New England, had developed cotton mills of its own—as well as leather and harness manufactories, iron and steel mills, arms and munitions factories, potteries, furniture makers, silversmiths and so forth and with the new tariff putting foreign goods out of financial reach, forced Southerners to buy these same products from the North at what they considered exorbitant costs.

I learned of the hate that developed between the North and the South causing the South to want to secede from the Union. I learned of the schism of the church, creating North and South denominations because of a small group of Bible thumping preacher abolitionists in New England who felt that slavery was a social evil, and yet when confronted with a solution decided to send their slaves back to Africa, yes, Godly “humanitarians” who acquired land in what is now Liberia and returned a colony of ex-bondsmen across the ocean!

I learned that no matter how distasteful Abraham Lincoln found slavery to be, he still did not envision a forcible way to end it and that both during his campaign for office and after his election, he insisted it was never his intention to disturb slavery where it already existed. I learned that the divide between the North and South became wider, the threat of secession of the South greater, and the Civil War inevitable.

Life in America has never been easy. Freedom brings with it all kinds of dissension, discussion and ideas, healthy discourse that has given America its strength and character. The Confederate flag is one of many historic symbols that represent important events and labor pains that America painstakingly went through for its positive development as a Republic. To many southerners, the flag also represents a rebellious South that refused to cow-tie to the disingenuous Northerners, knowing their underlying reason for abolishing slavery was greed and to help shore up their assets and wealth, not to help their fellow man.

Has the Confederate flag been targeted by politicians today because it still symbolizes a rebellious South, a South willing to fight for God, family and country? Will the American flag be next, our nations symbol of identity, unity and freedom?

America was built on character, strength and resolve, a melting pot of ethnicity determined to live free or die. If we continue down this Marxist, Leninist path, we will soon become a socialist, GMO-like, sanitized, genderless race, stripped of our unique traits and personality. The politically correct agenda of the far left must be stopped, beginning with the Confederate flag! The North won the war, but will the South win an equally important one as well, the war against a generic, colorless, freedomless America?

Kid Rock and Ted Nugent have teamed up to record a new downloadable song written as a push-back against the national hysteria concerning all things Confederate. It’s titled “Kiss My Rebel Ass,” and will be available on each rocker’s website for the first time today, July 17th. Please do your part for freedom and download the song at either Tednugent.com or Kidrock.com It is a fight the South must win for America! Oh, and by the way Obama and crew, Kiss My Yankee Ass!

The Star Spangled Banner As You Have Never Heard it!

If We Only Had a Brain!

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Amateur photographer Phoo Chan was “at the right place at the right time,” and fortuitously took the above photo of an American Crow riding an American Bald Eagle in the skies over Seabeck, Washington. The crow is shown “mobbing” the much larger eagle, an instinctive act to warn the predator to stay away from its nearby nest of baby crows. Chan believes the pesky crow eventually flew off because the eagle stayed strong and steady in its path and was not intimidated.

The American Bald Eagle was chosen as the emblem of the United States of America because of its association with authority, statehood and strength, a symbol of governmental power since the Roman times. The Bible also uses eagles as symbols of strength, comparing them to his faithful who are able to soar higher than any other creature because their “wings” are able to catch thermal gusts, much like God’s Holy Spirit, that can propel them to unimaginable heights. “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

Another unique quality eagles have is two sets of eyes; the first set their natural eyes, their second, protective eyes that enable them to navigate storms without damage to their natural eyes. As Christians, we have also been given two sets of eyes; the first to see the natural world, the second, the spiritual world and its gift of spiritual discernment. “Beloved do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1) We are taught to use our spiritual eyes and “see through” the false prophets, those spirits commanded by Satan, the father of lies.

The mother eagle also has a sharp eye and disposition for keeping her babies out of harms way by building her nest in the wilderness, sometimes high up in the clefts of cliffs, far away from mainstream society. There, the young learn to fly and hunt by observing their parents in a trait called “imprinting” or by imitating their parents. Just like eagle parents, Christian parents have a responsibility to impress upon their young God’s holy foundation and Commandments. “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” (Corinthian 11:1)

For those who are “eagles in name only,” whose pride and deceit has propelled them to dwell in lofty places, the Lord has a special message of warning;  “Your fierceness has deceived you, the pride of your heart, oh you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, who hold the height of the hill! Though you make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there.” (Jeremiah 49:16)

God offers no excuse for any Christian who chooses to be ignorant of the lofty prophets and dark-spirited bureaucratic “crows” who are riding on the backs of the American people, planning to make them road kill by delivering them into an alarming state of apostasy and eternal damnation! “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)

How much American flesh must be pecked at before the souls within awaken? Will our immoral, perverse, agnostic nation become ripe for the “plucking” in the not too distant future if we do not heed God’s many warnings? “But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the Lord.” (Jeremiah 12:17)

It is time these crow-like, scavenger politicians who are currently feasting on the bountiful blessings of America, be forced to scavenge for garbage instead; the disgusting scraps in public school lunchroom wastebaskets would be a great place to start! Putting an end to the biased, politically correct, gender and color “crowing” that exists in our leadership today appears to be a daunting task, but America’s revival could be just around the corner, from sea to shining sea, if a vast army of devout, Christian, “Scarecrows” would stand guard against the lies and refuse to capitulate to the evil doctrine; such a quick, peaceful solution… if the vast majority only had a brain! “If we only had a brain, we could think of things we never thunk before, and then we’d sit and think some more! We would not be just a nothin’ our head full of stuffin’, our hearts all full of pain.”

A big badge of courage for the cowardly would help as well; “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary and they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

Some bald eagles have leucism, a genetic mutation that affects feather pigment. A leucistic bald eagle can have patches of white feathers on its body and wings, giving it a mottled or speckled appearance. In my opinion, this mutated eagle is symbolic of the church referred to in Jeremiah 12:9 which speaks of a speckled bird that is being chased, the enemy trying to peck her to pieces. “Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.” Without repentance, Gods holy church will suffer judgement by divine permission.

“The Great Speckled Bird,” is a Southern Hymn written by the Reverend Guy Smith, based on Jeremiah 12:9 and speaks of the “crow-like mobbing” by the false prophets and churches against the true church. It also speaks of the rapture of his faithful remnant. Roy Acuff first recorded this song in 1936 and it quickly became one of the most famous songs in country music.

May God bless America and protect his faithful remnant, his devout “Scarecrows,” with a brain.

What a beautiful thought I am thinking
Concerning a great speckled bird
Remember her name is recorded
On the pages of God’s Holy Word

All the other birds are flocking ’round her
And she is despised by the squad
But the great speckled bird in the Bible
Is one with the great church of God

All the other churches are against her
They envy her glory and fame
They hate her because she is chosen
And has not denied Jesus’ name

Desiring to lower her standard
They watch every move that she makes
They long to find fault with her teachings
But really they find no mistake

She is spreading her wings for a journey
She’s going to leave by and by
When the trumpet shall sound in the morning
She’ll rise and go up in the sky

In the presence of all her despisers
With a song never uttered before
She will rise and be gone in a moment
Till the great tribulation is over

I am glad I have learned of her meekness
I am proud that my name is on her book
For I want to be one never fearing
The face of my Savior to look

When He cometh descending from heaven
On the cloud that He writes in His Word
I’ll be joyfully carried to meet Him
On the wings of that great speckled bird

The Luck of the Irish May Have Run Out

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On May 23, 2015, Ireland officially became the first country to adopt same sex marriage by popular vote. The referendum, backed by a landslide, marked a dramatic shift in a country where roughly 85% are Catholic, a country that only decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago and massively backed bans on abortion and divorce in the 1980s. Abortion, still outlawed, looms as the country’s next great social policy fight.

The yes vote was well over 70% in Dublin and between 50 and 65 % for most of the rest of the country. On that day in May, supporters crowded into the courtyard of Dublin Castle to watch in “blistering sunshine” as results that trickled in from around the country were shown on a large screen. Residents cheered with joy as the final tally was announced and then burst into a rendition of the National Anthem that in part says: “We’re children of a fighting race, that never yet has known disgrace.” ( I guess it is time for the Irish to change the lyrics a bit!) Meanwhile, government ministers waved a rainbow flag from the stage in front of the crowd and one lesbian senator proposed to her partner on live television.

Exactly forty days after the historic vote for sodomized marriage was announced, very uncommon “Lenticular” clouds, filled the sky over Dublin on July 1st. Could this have been a warning to the people of Ireland? Is forty a significant number in the Bible? Do clouds have Biblical meaning?

The number 40 appears often in contexts dealing with judgement or testing and seems to be a number that helps emphasize times of trouble and hardship. For example, in the Old Testament, when God destroyed the earth with water, He caused it to rain 40 days and 40 nights (Genesis 7:12). In the New Testament, Jesus was tempted for 40 days and 40 nights, (Matthew 4:2), and there were 40 days between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension, (Acts 1:3).

To see unusual Lenticular clouds hovering over Dublin, a city that just 40 days before had been celebrating sodomized marriage in the “blistering” sun shine, must make one stop and wonder. In the Old Testament, ‘literal’ clouds are invariably linked with the direct activity of God and are described as evidence of God’s mighty wondrous works and inscrutable ways. In the negative sense, clouds are used to symbolize prideful self-exaltation. The literal or metaphorical cloud in the New Testament refers to Jesus’ graphic contrast between his hearers’ ability to interpret the meaning of a cloud rising in the west that a shower is coming and their inability to interpret the present time, Luke 12:54. Jesus calls them hypocrites; “Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?

On the same first day of July in New York City, as “JULY KICKS OFF WITH THUNDER, LIGHTENING STORMS,” it was learned that conservative Irishman John Dunleavy had been ousted from his 22 year reign as chairman of the New York city St. Patrick’s Day parade for stating that “gays will have a problem” marching in 2016. Dunleavy had been offering TV rights to media outlets other than NBC in retaliation for NBCs marching in the March 17th, 2015 parade under its own banner “OUT @ NBC, the first time gays had marched in the Parade. For years Dunleavy had been at odds with ILGO (Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization), but the AOH (Ancients and Honorables) defined the parade as a “religious procession” and had won rulings all the way to the Supreme Court. Dunleavy said, “It’s not a coincidence that the parade starts with a mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.”

Andrew Brewer of NBC Universal was instrumental and credited with securing the historic first time an LGBT group would march in the NYC Saint Patrick’s parade. At the same time, Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, was announced as grand marshal of the religious parade and wrote he was “very supportive” of the change. Did 25 years of labeling Cardinal O’Connor, the AOH and anyone else who dared defend Christian doctrine not mean anything to Dolan?

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On the day of the parade, a parade that had refused a pro-life group to participate because the parade organizers said they did not want to risk taking attention away from the gay group, Cardinal Dolan, a Jesuit, said “I’m as radiant as the sun, (similar to the same blistering sun of glee in Dublin) so thanks be to God for the honor and joy,” as he led 250,000 marchers down Fifth Avenue. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio refused to attend because the parade was not gay enough. It is obvious that the Saintly parade going forward is now in the hands of the devil and should not be attended!

It should come as no surprise that both Dublin and New York City’s newsworthy events involving the Irish took place on the first of July. One is used throughout the Bible to indicate that God himself is “The One True God.” The first and foremost number one Commandment is “Thou shalt have no other gods besides me.” In Deuteronomy 6:4; “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one.” was to remind the Jews not to worship multiple gods, that one is enough. Is it a coincidence that Deuteronomy 6:4 (6 +4 = 10 and 1 + 0) = 1?

In addition, July is the seventh month, seven a number that can mean completion and perhaps even signify that a divine mandate has been fulfilled. There are also passages in which the number seven is associated with God’s judgement, for example in Revelation, the seven seals on the scroll represent the fullness of God’s punishment of a sinful earth. Is God trying to give a warning to both Dublin and New York City? Only God knows for sure, but to hedge the bet, a good amount of repentance right now in both cities would help cover the odds!

“The Lord is slow to anger but great in power, the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.” Nahum 1:3