Why the 2020 Democratic primary could turn into 'Lord of the Flies'
The 2020 Democratic presidential race has just begun, but party insiders and strategists are running out of terms to capture the potential for chaos if several candidates raise enough money ‚ÄĒ and win enough delegates ‚ÄĒ to keep the race competitive deep into the primary calendar.
"Free for all," "Thunderdome," and "Lord of the Flies" are among the analogies.
It's even possible ‚ÄĒ many Democrats say more likely than at any time in modern history ‚ÄĒ that the leading candidate will finish with a plurality but not a majority of delegates, leading to a brokered convention....
William Goulding, the author of the novel, ‚ÄúThe Lord of the Flies‚ÄĚ, was actually Head of English at the secondary (high school) I attended, though before my time there.
It was an Anglican foundation, and while I am not sure that he was evangelical, he sought to write a novel which outlined a doctrine not very popular now, even amongst some professed evangelicals, that of original sin.
A party of cathedral choirboys on a foreign voyage are shipwrecked on a distant island, without their adult teachers, and very soon, before their eventual rescue, demonstrate the capacity for sinfulness, and even violence, (one of their number, the weakest and most vulnerable), being killed. One of the scenes takes place at a sacrificial site, which involves a pig‚Äôs head.
I guess that whoever wrote the article about the forthcoming Democratic Party campaign for the 2020 presidential elections , etc. very much had this novel in mind!!
The Lord of the flies will be a good name for the Republican convention if they don't have more candidates for President
Wikipedia wrote: Themes
At an allegorical level, the central theme is the conflicting human impulses toward civilisation and social organisation‚ÄĒliving by rules, peacefully and in harmony‚ÄĒand toward the will to power. Themes include the tension between groupthink and individuality, between rational and emotional reactions, and between morality and immorality. How these play out, and how different people feel the influences of these form a major subtext of Lord of the Flies. The name "Lord of the Flies" is a literal translation of Beelzebub, from 2 Kings 1:2‚Äď3, 6, 16.
excerpt from, " Lord of the Flies"
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Adriel, so called Populism is every bit as dangerous as Liberalism!
Yeah, those Brexit negotiations...a real yawner, as was the other Teresa May, no confidence yawner. Why is Britain so boring? Even your comedians, and TV shows, who we Americans use to fall asleep at night. As far as the political arena, at least we have some variety. ūüėä
So, how many Americans live solely for politics? Aside from local, State, and Federal politicians, I'd say, zero.
Now, go and have your exciting tea and crumpets. ūüėä
It makes me wonder how many Americans live solely for politics. They seem to really enjoy the cut and thrust of political speeches rather than seek to obey the Sermon on the Mount and the rest of the New Testament.
It's getting much the same here, thanks to the BBC and others who think the population wish to have Brexit negotiations reported on day and night.