The Wheel Always Turns

On Election Day 2008, I posted this passage from Nikos Kazantzakis’ The Last Temptation of Christ: “A prophet is the one who, when everyone else despairs, hopes. And when everyone else hopes, he despairs. You’ll ask me why. It’s because he has mastered the Great Secret: that the Wheel turns.”

At the time, AlterNet sneered that the post was “doleful (and bizarrely nonsensical),” adding: “Yep. Keep waiting for that wheel to turn.”

Well, the wait is over and the wheel has turned. Of course, the wheel could turn again in the next election or two, which is why House Republicans must be diligent about keeping their promises and maintaining their integrity.

Most Popular

U.S.

Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More