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Since this is apolitical and something I’m interested in, I’d like to add a few points.

First, the depiction of Christ as a vaguely European (but still Mediterranean) man goes back to some of the earliest images we have of him, and is an outgrowth of ancient Greco-Roman (pagan) iconography. One of the most famous examples is this Byzantine icon now in Sinai: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_Pantocrator_(Sinai). Here we see a Mediterranean Christ who is really not unlike his later Italian counterparts (the Borgia claim is bogus).

Second, while certain religious figures were indeed depicted in contemporary medieval or Renaissance attire, Christ, the Virgin, and other biblical personages were usually depicted in generic ancient-looking garb consisting largely of loose robes. Sometimes, both approaches were used in the same image, as in this example, where the military figures are in Renaissance costume but everyone else wears robes: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crucifixion_(Mantegna)
youre right. I did some research and the Borgia claim is wrong.
 

BuddyThomas

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That Kanye visit was ... surreal.
One mentally ill black man performing for one mentally ill orange man as the orange man makes a shameless and cynical attempt to fool America into forgetting about his Charlottesville rant, his discriminatory practices in renting to blacks, his demanding the execution of the Central Park Five in a full page Times ad and screeching that they belong in jail even after they were all exonerated, separating families, putting kids in cages, and of course his entire racist presidential campaign. Yeah, America. Forget all about that and more, because your very stable genius had found himself a mentally unbalanced stooge who will bow down to him for 20 minutes on national tv, because hey, the orange man doesn't have anything better to do, like, you know, show the slightest modicum of concern for victims of the latest hurricane. Forget those losers. You go, Kanye. Dance, clown, dance.
 
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21stamps

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One mentally ill black man performing for one mentally ill orange man as the orange man makes a shameless and cynical attempt to fool America into forgetting about his Charlottesville rant, his discriminatory practices in renting to blacks, his demanding the execution of the Central Park Five in a full page Times as and screeching that they belong in jail even after they were all exonerated, separating families, putting kids in cages, and of course his entire racist presidential campaign. Yeah, America. Forget all about that and more, because your very stable genius had found himself a mentally unbalanced stooge who will bow down to him for 20 minutes on national tv, because hey, the orange man doesn't have anything better to do, like, you know, show the slightest modicum of concern for victims of the latest hurricane. Forget those losers. You go, Kanye. Dance, clown, dance.
Wait, you think Kanye is the only black Trump supporter?
 

Club34

Well-Known Member
Oh I know all the reasons why Jesus looks like Jeff Bridgestone in The Big Lebowski. But I do laugh that there are intelligent (??) people that still think he’s a white dude from the Middle East.
I love me some Jeff Bridgestone. LOL I love funny typos.

On the topic of Bridges and Lebowski, I always had this fantasy that Lebowski's backstory was Jeff Bridges as Jack Prescott in King Kong '76. Totally stupid, I know, but it was one of my favorite movies as a kid and I still watch it. I think that Lebowski omitted his time as a prehistoric island photographer when he was running down his resume while in bed with Maude Lebowski. Maybe I have too much time on my hands. LOL
 

Gitson Shiggles

There was me, that is Mickey, and my three droogs
Premium Member
Who's demanding "black lockstep"? He can believe whatever the hell he wants. But as someone on another site posted, that conversation today was like something one might overhear between two patients in the common room of an acute care psychiatric facility.
I’m referring to the “Make Kanye 2006 Again” crowd. The ones who would call him a “ćoon”, “tap dancer”, or “respectable negro”. I think Kanye’s kinda kooky myself, and I’m typically not enamored by celebrity; but at least he’s not marching to the same jackass drummer most of black voters and many on the left expect blacks to follow.
 

BuddyThomas

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I’m referring to the “Make Kanye 2006 Again” crowd. The ones who would call him a “ćoon”, “tap dancer”, or “respectable negro”. I think Kanye’s kinda kooky myself, and I’m typically not enamored by celebrity; but at least he’s not marching to the same jackass drummer most of black voters and many on the left expect blacks to follow.
Like I said, he can and does march to whatever drum he wants. It doesn't make him any less crazy.
 

21stamps

Well-Known Member
I’m referring to the “Make Kanye 2006 Again” crowd. The ones who would call him a “ćoon”, “tap dancer”, or “respectable negro”. I think Kanye’s kinda kooky myself, and I’m typically not enamored by celebrity; but at least he’s not marching to the same jackass drummer most of black voters and many on the left expect blacks to follow.

Ummm... Dak, anyone?


Look how ugly they treated him. They never see their own hypocrisy
 
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