Wednesday September 19th 2012
The political campaign here in the United States is
suddenly exciting for all of us, because it has provided the opportunity
to address Pyramid Questions. Not the wonderful and nuanced "Why
build a Pyramid?" That would be too much to hope for. Rather the
"Did Pharaoh build his Pyramid" question. And the answer to this
second question appears to be either, "Yes, he did," or "No, he didn't."
Certainly in his dream of himself,
those bits and pieces that make a person, Pharaoh might well gaze across the
plain, at the final wash of whiting, which would glint under a blue sky, and
he might believe, "Yes, I built my pyramid." Then he might look
down from his gilded cage and across to the thirty thousand workless men who
might be wondering why they built his pyramid.