“Do the name Ruby Begonia ring a bell?” (per Flip Wilson.)

This and That

Does anyone remember the comedian Flip Wilson, who was often on the telly back in the the 60s?

One of his monologues, included the lines:

He who has nothing shall have less, and that which he has shall be taken from him…and the people cheered:  “yay King, yay King.”

The narrative continued, making fun of the fictious King speaking to his people.

I found that absolutely hilarious, back then, and still think of it as extremely appropo now.

My point is that no matter how ridiculous or self-serving the speeches of many politicians are–their followers cheer and echo the position stated.

No thinking required.

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