Thursday, April 14, 2011

Obama as Richard III

It's heartening to know that I'm not the only one who sees profound similarities between Richard III, the falsely vilified legitimate King of England, and President Obama. The following comes from a blog by Charles Rowley who is a professor of Economics at George Mason University:

On August 22, 1485, an engagement of great historical significance was fought at Bosworth Field in Leicestershire  between the usurper king, Richard III of England and Henry Tudor,  the former Earl of Richmond , who had been deprived of that title in 1741. This battle would prove to be decisive in ending  a lengthy sequence of increasingly bloody wars between the White Rose of York and the Red Rose of Lancaster.  Henry Tudor (of Lancaster) routed the incumbent monarch on that battlefield and established the Tudor Dynasty and all that it would involve for the evolution of European Civilization. 
Finally, after months of prevarication and dissembling, the usurper president, Barack Obama, has emerged from his funk-hole to engage with a determined upstart  opponent, Paul Ryan (R, Wisconsin) in fiscal maneuvers that will be resolved in presidential and congressional elections of major historical significance in November 2012.  The future economic status of the United States will depend largely on the outcome of that engagement.
 Nobody agreed with me when I drew parallels between the existing attitudes to Obama and the popular beliefs about Richard III. Here, however, we see a conservative professor confess that he does equate Obama and Richard.


Pagan Topologist said...

I agreed with you. I just thought it was too obvious to require a comment.

Clarissa said...

I think I'd rather be misunderstood than obvious. :-)

Pagan Topologist said...

Not obvious in the sense of self-evident to anyone, but clearly obvious in the sense that once someone suggests it, there is no liklihood that it is not correct.