Nemesis, according to the Ancient Greeks, keeps the list of the arrogant and their hypocrisy, and metes out justice untempered by mercy to those who top her list.
The Pagans would note that these last few years have been full of signs and portents; omens which the godless (what need has the Left for gods when they have their own articles of faith immune from the divine and not subject to rational criticism) ignore.
June 6, 2011 - 3:08 pm
Nemesis is always hot on the trail of hubris, across time and space, and the goddess has been particularly busy in destroying the carefully crafted images of Bono, John Edwards, Timothy Geithner, Al Gore, Eliot Spitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Anthony Weiner, and a host of others. What do their tax hypocrisies, sexual indulgences, and aristocratic socialist lifestyles all have in common?Collectively, they represent a self-appointed or elected global elite that oversees, lectures about -- in sanctimonious fashion -- the ethical responsibilities of the redistributive state.
These paragons of hubris are finding, to their sorrow, that their transgressions are not private matters. A political life spent lecturing the public on the evils of society make their tawdry and venal personal lives a meet commentary on their political sermons.
Certainly all have sinned, and fall short of the grace of God, but most are sufficiently humble to avoid such blatant hypocrisy.
UPDATE: Nemesis claims another.
ANTHONY WEINER'S COLLATERAL DAMAGE: Barbara Walters. "When Joy Behar, of all people has to defend Sarah Palin from your bizarrely gratuitous swipe, you know you let your hate lead you too far into Whackyland. . . . As you listen to Walters, all you see is passionate advocacy; not a newswoman concerned with the truth of a story, but a partisan doing everything she can to divert attention from a story she doesn't like. . . . We don't actually have a genuine press any more. Thank God for the Internet, says I. I wonder how much longer we'll be able to traipse its environs freely." ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ.ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ: Molon Labe (Come and take them)