Cast down the mighty

cast-down-the-mighty1 The Magnificat is one of the oldest Jewish-Christian canticles, the words spoken by a pregnant Mary,

He hath shown strength with his arm,
dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart;
He hath put down the mighty
and exalted the humble;
He hath filled the hungry with good things
and the rich he hath sent away empty-handed.

Probably sounds better in Latin, though:

Fecit potentiam in brachio suo,
Dispersit superbos mente cordis sui;
Deposuit potentes de sede
et exaltavit humiles;
Esurientes implevit bonis
et divites dimisit inanes.

This image is by a disgruntled Bernie-bro [Source.], who claims Hillary is a war criminal, but whatevs, it’s Christmas, and the image is a great symbol of post-election, pre-holiday presentiments.

The image itself is a strange mixture of Guadalupe, the Gladstone flag, and Kali dancing on a corpse.

lupita1 dont-tread-on-me-snake kali1

Also sounds better sung by a high-dramah tenor backed by a frenetic orchestra. This is two minutes of “deposuit potentes” aria from the Bach Magnificat (“He hath put down the mighty from their thrones”) :

And here is this particular passage in the Magnificat as it appeared in a 16th c manuscript. [source]

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