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The 3 Daughters of King Coluath O'Hara - Page 27

Hi, fellows! How are you?

I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to skip next week's post, it's unavoidable. I will be back in two weeks, though, so you can look forward to that.

In the meantime I heard that a judge unsealed the records pertaining to Justin Smollett who, back in February, made a blood libel declaration against all white people in Chicago, alleging that among white people in this city there were some who would single out a man for his African American color and physically beat him. As you remember, there was no corroborating evidence for Mr. Smollett's blood libel, but there was evidence that his two Nigerian workout coaches purchased rope and red hats and rehearsed pretending to beat up Mr. Smith in return for a check for $3,000.

Despite (or perhaps because) the facts that existing evidence showed that this was an intentional blood libel, Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx dropped all 16 charges against Mr. Smollett, saying that he'd given the city of Chicago $10,000 and also he spent 8 hours at Jesse Jackson's radio station talking to fans and so that counted as public service. Kim Foxx also said dropping all charges was completely normal and happened all the time in cases like these.

I think Foxx dropped the charges because Smollett is from a well-established acting family in Hollywood and also has social cachet with the family of our nation's second black president, so giving Smollett a "break" would ensure Mrs. Foxx would get invitations to both Hollywood parties and also Washington DC parties.

Anyway I learned a judge unsealed the criminal charges against Smollett, but I have serious doubts that anything resembling justice will occur. Smollett is too valuable to the Hollywood crowd and the DC crowd to go to prison. Also, according to the Hollywood and DC crowds, the "deeper truth" is that all white people in America would gladly assault a black person and drape clothesline around his neck. So having him walk around freely is a reminder that America is full of racism and black people don't need to make up hate crimes at all whatsoever.

Okay that's enough of that, sorry. I've been in a weird mood all day. Please enjoy this week's post and I'll see you in 14 days or so. Thanks for visiting!

Comic transcript

You're reading a page from a comic book based on the ancient Irish Myth the Three daughters of King Coluath O'hara. The translation and story was from Jeremiah Curtin's book Irish Myths and Fairy Tales but don't go and spoil the comic by reading it. I'll be posting a page a week, and the first page is here. Please let me know in the comments if you want to buy a copy and end the suspense, and if enough people want it then hey I'll publish it. Thanks!

After the princess blew the whistle, a fox and a hawk came to her. And I'll point out here that the whistle gave the princess the power to call all the birds of the air to her, but did not give the power to call ground-dwelling carnivorous mammals to her (at least, so far as we know). I can only think that there was some kind of explanation for this that got lost in the thousands of re-tellings before it got to us.

She caught them and put them into two boxes, which the washerewoman had with her, and took them to her new home.

When the henwife's daughter went home, she told her mother about the whistle. Away ran the henwife to the Queen, and said "That strange woman has a whistle that brings together all the birds of the air, and she'll have your husband yet, unless you take her head." The henwife really has it in for the princess. First she asked the Queen to banish the princess, then she asked her to either banish the princess or take her life, and at this third occasion, the henwife asks the queen to decapitate the princess.

After some thought, the Queen said "I'll take the whistle from her, anyhow." So she sent for the whistle.

The princess gave answer that she would give up the whistle if she might pass one night with the queen's husband.

The queen agreed, and gave him a draught as on the other nights. He was asleep when the princess came and when she went away. I tried to add appropriate shadows to the body of the princess in panel six, but I was unequal to the task in 2003 (16 long years ago). I will congratulate myself yet again for making the princess cute, though. That really helps things along. But ah, those shadows. Tsk tsk.

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