Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Moment from "Reign"



Reign  is a captivating TV series. Buried within Season 1 Episode 15 is a little vignette (at 10:26) that would make a splendid GIF meme. Although set in the mid-1500s, it is profoundly symbolic of our times.

The King of France has killed a prostitute, and disposal of the body is discussed by the Queen and the much younger official mistress, who is anxious to report the crime. The Queen says,

The King already knows. Who else would we tell?

There you have it. We live under a corrupt reign that really is unacceptable, although we seem to be accepting it. A lot of things need to be reported, if only there were an omnipotent parent to make everything all right.

But when corruption lives in the judges, the police, the legislature (to name just a few), we are in the medieval castle with someone they killed, and justice is not within reach.

The King already knows. Who else would we tell?

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