Associated Press photo
If at first you don’t succeed…: 25-year-old Susanna Maiolo, a Swiss-Italian national, tackled Pope Palpatine at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican last night. She tried unsuccessfully to get to Palpatine last year on Christmas Eve, and reports are that this year she even wore the same red hooded sweatshirt that she did last year. Palpatine was unhurt and hours later he delivered his annual Christmas address (below).
I mean, the symbolism of it: The old, crusty, white male pope (I know, that’s redudant), protector of the Old Patriarchal Order, literally toppled by youth, literally knocked down by the feminine — that is, by the New Order.
So much for the infallibility of the pope, eh?
Surely God wanted the young woman to knock him down or it wouldn’t — couldn’t — have happened, no?
Merry Christmas and happy new year.
The new year — and the new decade — seem promising thus far…