Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Vatican Cellars

Les Caves du Vatican, a 'non-novel' by Andre Gide, revolves around a scam that uses the rumor that the pope has been kidnapped, while a false pope sits upon the throne of St. Peter.

Our current domestic pope, Barack Obama, also seems to have been kidnapped. The policies that our young President espoused during the campaign, of transparency, accountability, and change seem to have been forgotten, radical policies devised during the Bush adminstration of torture and secrecy are being reasserted within a month of the inauguration.

A grave economic crisis looms, but the same cast of characters continues the disasters of the past years.

Does it matter if he's been kidnapped, marginalized, or just part of the program? Not really.


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