This is Boris Johnson's letter to MPs about shutting down parliament. Now without question, to be firmly placed within the history books, as the core and singular primary source, to demonstrate when the exact time of the UK democracy’s death was called. pic.twitter.com/Ul75cGLQA5
"The Hunting of the Snark" »may be taken as an Allegory for the Pursuit of Happiness. The characteristic “ambition” works well into this theory— … that the pursuer of happiness … betakes himself … the happiness he has failed to find elsewhere.«https://t.co/dNG7zzOkpppic.twitter.com/fNXcFFAbad
»Supporting each man on the top of the tide By a finger entwined in his hair.«
Carroll played with ambiguity. What if (different from the image) the hair in which his finger is entwined is the Bellman's hair, and the finger…? Well, how does Boris Johnson support you Brits? pic.twitter.com/Yl04WNsQnX
I learned a new idiom! Perhaps Carroll meant it. https://t.co/U8jQ9AaqI4: » … by the short hairs Under one's complete control. …. It is in effect a euphemism for have someone by the balls, the hairs in question being pubic hair. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s] …«
Snarks come in two batches: »It next will be right To describe each particular batch: Distinguishing ※ those that have feathers, and bite, ※ And those that have whiskers, and scratch.«https://t.co/dCukY792Nx
To make it digestable for younger readers, Lewis Carroll wrote his Snark poem as a tragicomedy. But Henry Holiday, to whom it was a tragedy, left a hint to us: The Baker got baked. It ends with burning Thomas Cranmer at the stake.https://t.co/kV1kqhERrDpic.twitter.com/GqWsyd90Zl
I think that "The Hunting of the Snark" is about confrontational but still legitimate debates (Snark) turning into toxic disputes (Boojum). If that is so, you know pretty well why the poem is about you and your politics of pain.
The completely outdated work environment in the HoC chamber might inhibit your understanding of the realities of today. For example, there seem to be some issues in the HoC with representing UK citizens.
Even parts of that 16th century Brexit painting ended up in the "Snark". The nose of that walking-cane sucking pavonine Broker (one of the 9 or 10 Snark hunting titans who forged British nonsense) first grew on the face of a Roman Catholic monk.https://t.co/MKhKnzh5T7pic.twitter.com/12x6ASewbs
Please, dear Britons, look closer at the assets of your culture. (The EU didn't take it away from you.) Especially, take the Snark more serious. Fetch it home by all means. You may serve it with greens. But if your Snark be a Boojum… pic.twitter.com/6a7BAtmMao
I think that the "Hunting" in "The Hunting of the Snark" as the subject of Carroll's tragicomedy is as important as the "Snark" itself. In my view, the book is about the discourse which could lead you Snark, or, if it turns ugly, to the Boojum.https://t.co/UW3xWZFNrh
She is England! Storms pass before the radiant power of her majesty! Ah, the glorious Ditchley Portrait of Elizabeth I, painted by Marcus Gheeraerts in 1592. Today is his day. pic.twitter.com/ohFb5d2OfI