Wednesday, April 20, 2016

“This is the way the world ends…”

A lapsus caliendri* from the lips of a giant, undone by the mere flutter of a Tweet by a pop star (and note the reporter whom the Postmedia chose to rub our faces with it, a Muslima named Sadaf Ahsan, dutifully and cleverly pursuing her jihad of the pen, aided and abetted by the daughter of a Lebanese dhimmi):

Salma Hayek single-handedly shuts down Donald Trump’s ‘7/11’ mix-up in one epic tweet

 
Trump referred to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as '7/11' while campaigning for Tuesday's New York primary.

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We are reminded of the deservedly famous ending of The Hollow Men, T.S. Eliot’s poem (the ingeniously simplex typography is Eliot’s own -- the last word wickedly mine):

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a Twitter.



* Note:  a "lapsus calami" is a "slip of the pen" -- my coinage "lapsus caliendri" comes from the Latin caliendrum.

2 comments:

Egghead said...

George Bush was even worse....

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2011/08/9-11-2011-201108

gravenimage said...

Yes--picking at inconsequential minutiae and pretending it is of great significance. That, in fact, sums up much of what passes for political commentary these days.