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Conservatives play the fool most of the time

Kevin Palmer

Conservatives play the fool most of the time

By Kevin Palmer

Niccolo Machiavelli’s masterpiece, The Prince, should be required reading for conservatives.

Machiavelli stated men should possess the qualities of a fox and a lion since the lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot protect himself from wolves. Apparently, conservatives like Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Joe Arpaio, and Austin Rhodes lacked the qualities of a fox. They were all trapped by Sacha Baron Cohen.

Sacha Baron Cohen is a British actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. For the past year Cohen travelled around the United States con-ducting interviews to be used as material for his new Showtime series, “Who is America?” which aired July 20, 2018. According to a New York Times article, “Mr. Cohen exploits the courtesy and gullibility of his subjects to create a surreal disconnection between what he tells them and how they respond – making them look idiotic in the process.”

Cohen knew Augusta, Georgia had at least one well-known gullible conservative who lacked the quality of a fox and could be easily trapped. Therefore, on Augusta 1, 2017, Sacha Baron Cohen made his debut on the Austin Rhodes Show. Cohen was in disguise pretending to be Dr. Nira Cain. Rhodes was mesmerized by Dr. Cain and never recognized Cohen. Rhodes played the fool to perfection and validated the words of Machiavelli who said, “Men are so simple that he who deceives will always find those who let themselves be deceived.”

For Austin Rhodes the lyrics of the classic song ring true, “Everybody plays the fool sometime, there’s no exception to the rule.” Except, conservatives play the fool most of the time.




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