SEEMS HE WAS TROUBLED BY JUST ONE THING:
HE OPENED HIS COFFIN
AND SHOOK HIS FIST SAYING
TO MY TRANSYLVANIA TWIST?”
ITS NOW THE MONSTER MASH.
AND IT’S A GLOBAL SMASH.
(Bobby “Boris” Pickett 1962)
Living in Transylvania, Romania, it is curious to note the distinctions made by Folk between Tyrants and Saviors. They keep building “ new” churches reminescent of ancient rituals and there are many who look back nostalgically to the Ceausescu era– thinking perhaps that Imperial Good justified impaling as a picaresque practice. Being physically distant from America today leaves many questions empirically unanswered on topics of public opinion and behavior in a similar vein.
Who would compare American twenty-first century politics to policy here at “the end of the known world”?