Souls of Pigs and Wolves in the Bodies of Men

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Glenn Beck now proclaims the decline and fall of America on exactly the same trajectory as the early Roman Empire, but he missed the most salient parallel.

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Souls of pigs and wolves in the bodies of men.

 

   

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  1. …by Hieronymus Bosch, around 1500.

    • Xanthe on December 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    As an animal rights person – wolves especially have many admiral traits to pack loyalty; they do not kill for sport.  And they are monogamous.  Pigs are intelligent and surely suffer when being slaughtered and kept in small filthy spaces before such slaughter.

    I am serious – these four men are loyal to nothing but ego and greed certainly not the American pack, though a case can be made for Clinton’s basic political skills.

    Beautiful painting though.  Normally I do not like Bosch but the composition of this work is stunning.

    otoh perhaps that title refers back to something I don’t remember or don’t know – is it the Beck thing – I didn’t open.

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