Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sitting On The Throne

Daily Draw: Nefertari's Tarot ~ King of Swords

Here he sits, all safe and clean and fed and pampered, and he thinks. He thinks about a way to keep the disenfranchised occupied and employed. He thinks about how to kick start a lagging economy. He thinks about ways to keep the general populace focused in one area while quietly wreaking havoc elsewhere.

I'm reminded by this card, this used to work. In fact revving up the war machine of World War II brought us out of the worst depression in modern times. Obviously this no longer applies. It takes well educated young men and women to understand and use modern war equipment. The expense of modern war equipment is not lifting the economy but spending us into a national bankruptcy. Wars can no longer be won. The good news is with modern communication our attention can no longer be deflected sleight of hand style. We know what the bastards are up to. So, the King of Swords sits, and thinks.

A deck of luxury this week, the golden Nefertari's Tarots from Lo Scarabeo. First published 1999 as Tarot of the Sphinx, Lo Scarabeo added it to their gilded specialty line in 2000; Art by Silvana Alasia. The Nefertari differs from the blue toned Sphinx deck in that Nefertari's art is mirror imaged and the background of each card is heavy gold gilt with black borders.

1 comment:

  1. Moving from one culture to another this week. :)
    That king better learn how to tweet!


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