In 1842, Edgar Allan Poe wrote a horror story entitled The Masque of the Red Death. It turns out to be a very powerful metaphor for what the Democrat party is doing with COVID and the vaccines in America, in 2021.
In the story, a mysterious plague that causes people to bleed to death is abroad in the land. Prince Prospero takes over a walled and gated abbey and fills it with his rich friends so that they can avoid the Red Death that is bringing so much misery to the land. Safe behind the abbey’s walls, Prospero organizes a lavish, masked costume ball that will be held in seven different rooms, each decorated in a different color.
Our modern Democrat rulers, who feel so superior to us, are having their own lavish parties, whether in Martha’s Vineyard, in expensive restaurants such as the French Laundry, or at a Getty heiress’s wedding, while the hoi polloi couldn’t even attend a funeral or say goodbye to loved ones. Now, we need permission to work or shop. And in 2021, the masks are for you to wear, not the elites.
In Poe’s story, the seventh room is different from the rest. The walls are black but the stained glass windows are red. The combination sheds a garish light upon the guests, making them quite grotesque in appearance.
The partiers in the black room become inexplicably uneasy whenever the ebony clock rings in the hour, so the dancing stops and the band stops playing. When the bells stop, the guests start to feel foolish and vow not to be alarmed when the clock strikes again, and yet they grow uneasy with each hour’s bells.
In 2021 America, instead of a clock, we have the diminutive Dr. Fauci sounding the alarm in perfect harmony with the MSM constantly reminding us about the latest COVID statistics and offering dire predictions. When these predictions don’t come to pass, we are temporarily relieved until the next hour’s alarms, news, and predictions make us apprehensive all over again.