The average person who lived in Europe during pre-Renaissance times was a truly fearful being. For not only did he fear Moors sweeping up the Iberian Peninsula while Turks threatened from the Balkans to take his life. He also feared for his immortal soul, via evil spirits at the command of Lucifer. Every turn in a path there could lay ambush and destruction while morality plays harped on these fears and proclaimed the road to salvation was through Jesus Christ.
One would think, people who could appreciate Raphael’s The School of Athens so many centuries after it was created and land men upon another celestial body would not suffer such notions still.
Unfortunately it seems a significant portion of Western civilization does think that way. However, instead of assuming all foul deeds are the machinations of Lucifer, they see one nefarious human mastermind behind each and every malodorous misfortune that befalls their various causes.
They think he casually manipulates the President of the United States to do his bidding or the bidding of other men. He is also thought to be the leak that leads stalwart defenders of the realm down rabbit holes to make them look like fools. Or he provides information those defenders need to sink the President. The theories and suppositions run the gamut and in the end it is all an incoherent mess but these people do cling to each wild theory tenaciously.
Who is this sinister figure that lurks behind the President’s chair whispering in his ear? Why none other than Karl Rove himself.
If I am supposed to believe that Karl Rove is that masterful from all the woolly yarn spun about his deeds, then they have failed to convince me. Because their description of Karl Rove sounds just like how morality plays described Lucifer. And to think people who consider themselves thinkers fall for this makes me question their critical reasoning processes. And the more they rave like the man on the corner screaming about the end is near, the more I think they are that raving man. Or I have been transported back 600 years.