Saturday, March 17, 2012

Where's St. Patrick when we need him?

Legend credits St. Patrick with banishing all the snakes from Ireland, chasing them into the sea after they attacked him during a 40-day fast. There may be some truth to this legend, and there be snakes to chase here, today. The symbology of snakes is as old as time. From the Garden of Eden...near the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates in Iraq...(ironic...huh?)...snakes have been metaphors for evil, sex, and perversion. And evil lurks in Republican legislation all across this country. At first, I laughed at their agenda, somehow thinking they could never pull this off...bust unions, end Roe V. Wade, turn the clock back for women on battles they won years ago...couldn't happen. Well, now we need St. Patrick again.


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