Black Lives Matter and Antifa: the sorcerer's apprentices

Goethe's poem "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," made famous by Disney's 1940 film Fantasia, tells the tale of a sorcerer who has left an apprentice to do the chore of fetching water for him.  Lacking the work ethic required, the amateur apprentice bewitches a broom to do his work and takes a nap.  He awakens to see that the castle is flooded.  He tries stopping the broom with an axe, but he is insufficiently trained to manage the magic required to stop it, and the splintered broom becomes multiple brooms, all carrying buckets of water that continue to flood the sorcerer's castle.  The apprentice is overwhelmed.  He cannot stop the brooms from replicating themselves.  Finally, the sorcerer appears and puts a stop to the spell. The castle is de-flooded, and the apprentice is sternly reprimanded — damage done and undone. Given what we have seen happen in cities across the nation these...(Read Full Post)
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