Friday Night at the Right Fight Fiesta
Yesterday we had the politicians (King of Wands) and today we have their critics. I did not intend to make the week about politics, but here we are. I’m even inclined to go back to Wednesday and add to the reversed Two of Cups that this could be an indication of two people with a connection being at odds with each other. Come on, we’ve all seen the photo of the Trump’s and Clinton’s canoodling at some event or other. They’ve got more in common with each other than they do with the rest of us.
Anyway, being a politician does not preclude being a critic, obviously. For example, the morning after this week’s Vice Presidential debate, the Hillary Clinton’s people released a campaign ad in which Donald Trump made one statement after another intercut with his VP denying Trump ever made that statement during the previous night’s debate. There must have been somebody editing the debate clips together even as the debate was going out live. It was as if Clinton’s people knew this was going to happen, as though her VP’s constant interruptions of his opponent were intended to exacerbate Pence into making such statements. Dare we be that cynical about politics? We dare. We dare.
Getting that ad out was quick work, as quick as a knight rushing into a storm with all the analytical (critical), insightful (picky), straightforward (opinionated), logical (coldly calculating) qualities of the Knight of Swords.
A few weeks ago I wrote a post in which I stated that everybody is right. What I didn’t say at the time is that this also means everybody is wrong. It just depends on who you ask—the people who agree with you or the people who don’t agree with you.
Social media is lousy with sword knights right now, furiously right fighting, shouting their opinions in full caps or, more likely, sharing someone else’s. Do those opinions represent facts? Of course they do! I saw them on Facebook. I didn’t make it up. Somebody else made up this meme and I agree with it. So yes, this is what I believe.
Sometimes I wonder how many people on social media realize they are sitting in front of a Google machine that can be used to check the veracity of these “facts”. There are sites that do nothing but parse every political statement to determine whether it should be rated as true, almost true, in the same time zone as truth, a Pinnochio, or a Pants on Fire (those last two are actual ratings used by fact checking sites). If you’re going to right fight, do it right.
In the end, someone is going to win, someone is going to lose, and the knights are going to keep on fighting about who should have won, who should have been jailed instead, who lied to whom about what and when, when to start the impeachment hearings, etc . Because some people just have that knight energy going for them, and sword knights know they are always right. If two sword knights disagree, those knights will fight about who’s right all night and on into the next century, or until one of them drops.