A Tale To Awaken To

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    1. Rather than a bed-time story.....this one is a wake-up tale....
    ...from history.


    2. Once upon a time, long ago and far away, in a beautiful place....one that was the envy of the world....

    ...there were still folks...as is the wont of human nature....who where unhappy with their lot.


    3. They saw folks who were better off than they were, and cried 'why not me?'


    4. Along came a reformer who claimed to offer 'hope and change'....not the first such charlatan....there have been tons of 'em.

    5.He championed a kind of redistribution....
    Actually, a kind of nihilist redistribution: Take away wealth...and burn it!

    a. He sided with another nation over his own! Imagine that?

    6. Anyway....he wound up in a confrontation with the establishment...
    ...and the polls even had him ahead for a time!

    7. Sadly....it didn't work out for him.


    8. September 21, 1452 Girolamo Savanarola born.

    This Dominican reformer and zealot instituted strict rules in Florence.

    February 27, 1497 Savonarola collected symbols of luxury and riches,
    and threw them into “The Bonfires of the Vanities.”

    9. He made enemies, and was hung and burned May 23, 1498 In many ways the counterpoint to Lorenzo the Magnificent, his rise mirrored the fall of the Medici family. He sided with the French who conquered Florence, and enforced strict rules and sumptuary laws (the Bonfire of the Vanities).

    10. His confrontation with Pope Alexander VI (whose children were Lucrezia and Cesare Borgia) tortured and hung Savonarola in the Piazza della Signoria, and burned his body in his own bonfire.



    "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme." -
    -- Mark Twain
     
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    Glad I gave up reading that one after the first paragraph
     
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    It hurts don't it? :D
     
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    mark twain would hate the ideas of this op
     
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    Damn...can the woman ever get to the point?
     
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    are you comparing romney to a borgia?
     
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    i see now why she usually copies other people's drivel
     
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    he'd make a fine pope
     
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    Damn... can't you pay attention for more than 30 seconds?
    Got any proof of that?
     
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    Ooooo.......
    ...petulant this morn!


    Judging by same, I'll bet you're fibbing....you read it and it hit a nerve, didn't it!

    C'mon...confession is good for the soul!


    Bet you were grinding those last two or three teeth that you have left!!

    It was pretty neat, wasn't it, wingy?
     

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