"It is easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor."
- Tyrion Lannister

"Lannister. Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell. They're all just spokes on a wheel. This one's on top, then that's ones on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm going to break the wheel."

- Daenerys Targaryen

"The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned. The Drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the gods such vicious cunts? Where's the God of Tits and Wine?"

- Tyrion Lannister

"The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are."

- Jorah Mormont

"These bad people are what I'm good at. Out talking them. Out thinking them."

- Tyrion Lannister

"What happened? I think fundamentals were trumped by mechanics and, to a lesser extent, by demographics."

- Michael Barone

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."
- Dorothy Parker

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Daenerys Targaryen and Syriza


“I’m not going to stop the wheel, I’m going to break the wheel."

The landslide winner's curse by Daniel Davies

I imagine Dsquared looks and sounds like the Spice Trader of Qarth in this video who is mildly trolling Khaleesi. He's very eloquent in his writing and thinking!

The - strained - analogy is this. Magic is coming back into the world with Dany's dragons. The red comet was a sign of this. With Dany's dragons, the Warlocks' power is increasing as well. They symbolize the fascists. And the increase in magic is the failure of austerity in Europe and increasing economic distress. This increases the appeal of the xenophobes and neo-fascists. The Warlocks team up with the King of Qarth to depose the Spice Trader and the Thirteen, but Dany's magic is too strong for them as she escapes the House of the Undying.

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