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William Blake Comic Book: A Memorable Fancy Comic pg 13

Hello there fellows! Gosh I sure hope you had a good week! My week went okay. I had this idea for a comic delivery mechanism and now I've got all the materials and processes in place. This weekend I'm going to try to execute, and we'll see how it turns out.

I saw a poll earlier this week, how 67% of people think the United States is close to a civil war. I'd suggest that we're nowhere near one, near with the meaning of within the next couple of years. Were I to speculate I'd say perhaps we're in the 1830s or even 1820s with a civil war maybe coming on within the next 30 or 40 years if things go on as they are.

There's no real core issue yet, in the same way that there was in the War Between the States. That war was a long time coming. That whole slave state vs. free state thing, that detente lasted several decades. Also, the War Between the States brought the United States the resolution, for better or ill, that Federal power has assumed superiority over state power. Which I think is stupid, but, that's how it happened.

And as long as I'm talking about the reconstruction, I'll add to that the 14th amendment, which has been used to justify a whole bunch of additional Federal power grabs far beyond its original setting. I mean, really, it's not only used to justify chain immigration but also land seizures. Here are just a few of the big hits where the Supreme court decided the 14th amendment granted more power to the Federal government:

  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Roe v. Wade
  • Bush v. Gore
  • Reed v. Reed

Sorry to go on a rant about the 14th amendment. To reiterate, a civil war is far, far off, methinks.

In this week's page Blake and the Angel are still in space. And I still maintain that Blake's words in this instance suggest a ground bound perception that we in the 21st century find difficult to imagine. I mean, why would he say "If space it may be called?" I really think photographs taken from satellites changed how we talk and think about space, the planets, stars, etc.

Okay well thanks for visiting, fellows! I hope you enjoy this week's page and have a good weekend!

Comic transcript

You're reading a page from a comic book entitled William Blake, Man of Action!! It's based on William Blake's poem "A Memorable Fancy" from his larger work "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell". I'll be posting a page a week, and the first page of A Memorable Fancy is here. Alternately , you can check out the archive to jump to different pages. Please leave a comment if you like it, or don't!

William Blake is dragging the Angel with him as he flies far beyond the orbit of Saturn. He says "Here! Here is your lot, in this space, if space it may be called!

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