Sunday respite: Living in Kerry’s ‘Lotus Land’


I really reached back for this Sunday respite. I wanted something to represent this totally bizarre universe as presented to us by John Kerry and his remarks that we are living in the most peaceful time in all of recorded history. Something like that.  No doubt I had owned Frankie Lane’s “Moonlight Gambler” thus the memory recall of the “B” side. We are on one grand Odyssey. You have the gist. “Lotus Land” – yes that is where we are.

From the Urban Dictionary:

Term comes from the land of the lotus eaters in The Odyssey, where people ate lotus flowers and “A single taste of this native fruit made my soldiers forget everything they had ever know; where they were from, where they were going, everything.”

1956 Columbia records flip side to Frankie’s big hit that year of “Moonlight Gambler”

Lotus Land.

Homer’s Odyessey:

“Those who ate the honey-sweet lotus fruit no longer wished to bring back word to us, or sail for home. They wanted to stay with the Lotus-eaters, eating the lotus, forgetting all thoughts of return.”

6 Responses to “Sunday respite: Living in Kerry’s ‘Lotus Land’”

  1. My Article Read (3-1-2015) | My Daily Musing Says:

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  2. Mustang Says:

    Eating lotus … the only plausible explanation for a Carter or Obama administration.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      This post was a bit off the rails, but we sure are in the twilight zone. Kerry should be committed. As bad a pantsuit was, this is even worse.

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  3. the unit Says:

    Don’t know much about this lotus. But somebody ate too much watermelon and fried chicken.

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  4. Petermc3 Says:

    The images and feelings evoked when considering what Kerry and his ilk from the president on down to the progressive grass roots have thus far wrought upon this nation parallel those feelings of chaos, paranoia, insanity, desperation, unbridled brutality and hopelessness one feels when watching Apocalypse Now. Critics have portrayed this movie as “a descent into primal madness.” May we say that for the most part primal madness describes this government’s approach to current domestic and world events? And what could be more maddening then appointing Hillary Clinton and John Kerry as secretaries of state?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I think your analysis is more accurate than my Homer’s Odyssey and the Lotus plant. We are certainly on a path into chaos. Apocalypse.

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