[ by Charles Cameron — Hillary Clinton hoist as the contrapuntal mind springs into action ]
Hilary Clinton recently tweeted:
That was March 26th this year.
I have a certain fondness for the Medici, who sponsored the Platonic Academy under Marsilio Ficino, and more or less gave us the Florentine Renaissance, and for Paul and Mary Conover Mellon, who sponsored the magnificant Bollingen Series of books, starting with Where the Two Came to Their Father: A Navaho War Ceremonial, Joseph Campbell‘s collaboration with Jeff King and Maud Oakes..
But then I’m also highly appreciative of St Francis, the poverello of Assisi.. go figure.
Thing is, Bernie Sanders had tweeted pretty much the same thing just a week earlier:
But hey, wait a minute, Hilary had also tweeted in June of 2015:
— so now who has the “first mover” advantage? — plus she had graphics!
— and hold on, even that tweet drew an almost immediate tweet-back in refutation:
— from the redoubtable Marc Andreessen, no less.
Nor are those the only ways those tweets of hers can bounce back on the Clinton campaign. Here’s another:
I suspect, btw, Xavier Perez swiped that from Kevin Tulppo on Facebook a couple of days before..
I’m not really much of a political animal — feeling powerfully drawn to Justin Erik Halldór Smith‘s remark today —
some questions have complicated histories and there might be no right side to take
— but in this entire by turns provocative, hilarious, sad, infuriating, and by now deeply fatiguing campaign season thus far, there has only been one image giving me a sense of quiet delight in one of the candidates..
On the left, Bernie Sanders as a far younger man — I can vaguely recall being a far younger man myself — and on the right, the book he was about to read, or had just been reading..
Rimbaud, poetry. Ah, youth.