Remember that show To Tell The Truth? Three people sit behind a desk on a stage all pretending to be the same person or entity or whatever. Some people start asking questions and before you know it they choose who the “real” one is in hopes of winning a prize.
The show is coming back for a limited run on ABC hosted by Anthony Anderson. Should be funny, but you would need to see the 1950’s version to get the real premise for it.
But I would like to suggest another possible episode in the recent running of the show. This one involves Lucifer.
Yep, the Devil, Satan, the ArchFiend, the serpent of Genesis, the protagonist of Paradise Lost, and the lover of Saddam Hussein in the South Park movie.
“Why?” you may ask in reference to this particular episode involving the Darkest of Demons.
Actually, it’s not my fault. So many other people are making claims to have seen Lucifer in human form, especially when it concerns the presidential election. And this is an important election. We need to see who the real Lucifer is. So, here are the contestants.
Called a “Lucifer in the Flesh” by John Boehner, Ted Cruz would be the first person on the panel. According to a CNN.com report from April 29th,
“Lucifer in the flesh,” Boehner told Stanford’s David Kennedy, a history professor emeritus, according to the Stanford Daily. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
High praise for this panel.
Ben Carson really only alluded to an allegiance to Lucifer on Clinton’s part. He said at the Republican National Convention,
“Let me tell you something about Saul Alinsky,” he said. “He wrote a book called ‘Rules for Radicals.’ On the dedication page, it acknowledges Lucifer, the original radical who gained his own kingdom.”
Carson asked, “So are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model someone who acknowledges Lucifer?”
But, Trump actually called her the devil. Last night (August 1st) he stated at a rally in reference to Bernie Sanders endorsing Clinton,
“He would’ve been a hero,” Trump said. “But he made a deal with the devil. She’s the devil. He made a deal with the devil.”
South Park Devil
Actually, you would need to see the movie to understand all of what happens in this equal-opportunity offender of a film. Don’t take kids. Their vocabulary will grow. I mean GROW!
So there you have the panel. And you and I are the contestants because we are voters. But something is amiss here.
I would have to take into account that great discussion in the movie O Brother! Where Art Thou? About what the devil looks like.
Here’s that part of the script with Pete, Everett, and Tommy Johnson, who happened to sell his soul to the devil.
I always wondered-what’s the devil
Well, of course there’s all manner
of lesser imps’n demons, Pete, but
the Great Satan hisself is red and
scaly with a bifurcated tail and
carries a hayfork.
Oh no! No suh! He’s white-white as
you folks, with mirrors for eyes an’
a big hollow voice an’ allus travels
with a mean old hound.
Well, that pretty much takes away Clinton. She’s not a “he.” The South Park devil isn’t white. He’s out. So that leaves Ted Cruz. But he doesn’t have a big hollow voice. More nasal really.
Maybe, just maybe it would be someone else.
I know. It’s too easy. White, hollow voice, hound….
Actually, I don’t believe that Trump is the devil either. The devil wouldn’t need a comb over.
There is a common idiom that declares that “the devil is in the details.” And that rings very true to me. Just Google “devil in the details” and you see this first.
The idiom “the devil is in the detail” refers to a catch or mysterious element hidden in the details, and derives from the earlier phrase “God is in the detail” expressing the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly; i.e. details are important.
Lack of details and lack of specificity are more than important in this presidential election. And when a person refuses to give those details or does not back up a claim with data and analysis, then something is hidden intentionally.
Like tax records.
I look forward to the debates. I am willing to skip the NFL games for them.