Armey; or, The Modern Prometheus


By Tom Prezelski

Re-posted from Rum, Romanism and Rebellion

UltronpymA few days back, we learned that James Spader will be playing the misanthropic robot Ultron in the next Avengers
movie. To be honest, I do not know what to make of this. I love Spader,
but I am not sure if even he can portray such an inhuman character.

For those who do not know, Ultron was the creation of one of the
Avengers, Dr. Henry Pym, also known as the superhero Yellowjacket. To
make a long story short, Ultron quickly developed a psychopathic
intelligence, then turned on his creator and the Avengers, and then
dedicated himself to the destruction of all mankind. It is a cautionary
tale, really.

I thought of Ultron today as I heard about how Dick Armey and other Republican leaders have expressed dismay
at the behavior and tactics of Senator Ted Cruz (R-Alberta) now that
their golden boy seems to be taking years of extremist rhetoric
seriously. There is a metaphor in here somewhere.