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Queen Margaret, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, and the Good Duke Humphrey

October 15th, 2019 Leave a comment Go to comments

I was listening to Henry VI Part 2 in the car today, and realized that the enmity of Queen Margaret, Cardinal Beaufort, and Lords Suffolk and York towards Humphrey, the Good  Duke of Gloucester, is much like that of the Democrat leaders towards President Trump. He is their personal enemy, popular with the people, but an obstacle to their control of the government. They hate each other too, but they are united in their desire to eliminate Gloucester, weak King Henry’s uncle (and his heir, since Henry is childless, though still young) and Henry’s chief defense against conspiracies.  At this point in the play, they have arrested Gloucester for treason, but they are worried because they know their charges against him are bogus and he will be acquitted  when he comes up for trial in Parliament.   They reason that they must murder him while he’s still under arrest in the Cardinal’s palace, and it’s justified because even though he hasn’t done anything wrong yet, he will probably commit treason later and it’s better to kill him beforehand than when it’s too late.

After all, even if Trump hasn’t yet done anything that’s impeachable, shouldn’t we impeach him now so he won’t be able to overthrow the Constitution in 2020?  Suffolk had Gloucester smothered with a pillow. Trump should choose carefully where he sleeps.

Read the passage itself,  for insight into how liberals are thinking about Trump.

QUEEN MARGARET

Believe me, lords, were none more wise than I–
And yet herein I judge mine own wit good–
This Gloucester should be quickly rid the world,
To rid us of the fear we have of him.

CARDINAL

That he should die is worthy policy;
But yet we want a colour for his death:
‘Tis meet he be condemn’d by course of law.

SUFFOLK

But, in my mind, that were no policy:
The king will labour still to save his life,
The commons haply rise, to save his life;
And yet we have but trivial argument,
More than mistrust, that shows him worthy death.

YORK

So that, by this, you would not have him die.

SUFFOLK

Ah, York, no man alive so fain as I!

YORK

‘Tis York that hath more reason for his death.
But, my lord cardinal, and you, my Lord of Suffolk,
Say as you think, and speak it from your souls,
Were’t not all one, an empty eagle were set
To guard the chicken from a hungry kite,
As place Duke Humphrey for the king’s protector?

QUEEN MARGARET

So the poor chicken should be sure of death.

SUFFOLK

Madam, ’tis true; and were’t not madness, then,
To make the fox surveyor of the fold?
Who being accused a crafty murderer,
His guilt should be but idly posted over,
Because his purpose is not executed.
No; let him die, in that he is a fox,
By nature proved an enemy to the flock,
Before his chaps be stain’d with crimson blood,
As Humphrey, proved by reasons, to my liege.
And do not stand on quillets how to slay him:
Be it by gins, by snares, by subtlety,
Sleeping or waking, ’tis no matter how,
So he be dead; for that is good deceit
Which mates him first that first intends deceit.

QUEEN MARGARET

Thrice-noble Suffolk, ’tis resolutely spoke.

 “Gerald Sisnette, a [CNN] Field Production Supervisor, who said that he thought it would only get better when Trump was dead, which he hoped was soon. ‘This is a story that’s not gonna go away,’ Sisnette said, referring to Trump coverage in general. ‘The only way this will go away is when he dies. Hopefully, soon.’” https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/345662/

 

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