Yesterday, I quoted William Shakespeare in reference to the genocide of the Native Americans by Anglos. Today, we see Shakespeare historically for on a hot July 22nd, in 1598, The Merchant of Venice was licensed in a London registry office; conversely, a few years later on a July 22, in 1604, Bishop Bancroft and King James I of England developed the 14 instructions to the translator of a new version of the Bible. The instructions were designed to ensure that the work would be a Protestant Bible and leave out those Lost Gospels which showed Jesus had a wife and kids, along with the The Acts of Paul," where Paul talks to lions, tigers, and bears... or The Book of Adam and Eve, where Bartholomew ask Mary about her relationship with her son, and she agrees to tell him about her first date with God, but only if he held her legs and breasts securely so that she doesn't crumble into a pile of bones. And this just scratches the surface of the great stories left out of the Bible to make the book easily accessible to closed minds, or as Hemingway said about his Oak Park suburban home: "The Land of Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds."
Anyway, it is no secret that Shakespeare wrote much of the Bible (as I have written about in the past), and which has given the Bible its staying power in spite of its "Narrow" message for today's "Narrow Minds."
So what else makes this July 22 so esoterically stimulating to me?...
Well, in 1930 the first sighting of the famous Loch Ness monster was officially recorded in Scotland.
Not to be confused with another hot July 22, in 1934, when Public Enemy Number One, John Dillinger, was led out of a theater by his date/FBI Informant named Anna Sage ('Sage' was her prostitute/madame name, her real name was 'Cumpānas'), who wore a red dress to alert the G-Men of their target. The dress was actually orange, but that's how history goes. Dillinger was murdered, and Anna Sage got what happens to all bad people who do bad things in history, (i.e, the baseball manger of the Houston Astros baseball team after they were caught cheating to win a championship), she was sent to Detroit, and then deported back to Romania in spite of the FBI's promise not to deport her if she helped them catch Dillinger. Ah, the good-old-days were bad guys were bad, and good guys were badder.
That's it for me, I'm going to go read some more of those apocryphal books to see what other smut was left out for the sake of a 'narrow minded' continuity, which I hope doesn't include you, but if it does, why are you here?
~~ Eso Terry