Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Shaft of Hypocrites

We’ve doubtless all heard of the Staff of Hippocrates (also known as the Rod of Asclepius), a rod entwined with a serpent, which symbolizes the medical profession (for some strange reason: why would a snake coiled around a stick be associated with medicine?). And for partisan politics, a field populated with politicians, pundits and partisan propagandists masquerading as news anchors and commentators, the symbol is the Shaft of Hypocrites, by which they give the rest of us “the shaft”. The shaft symbolizes the shaft we the public get from these dishonest spin doctors, and it looks like a microphone stand with a microphone at the top of it, with poisonous snakes twisted around it, symbolizing how their words poison society with the venom of partisan hatred, spin and lies.