28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim
The people of Ephraim are a bunch of winos and Isaiah seems to think this is a bad thing.
29:6 is a great example of how a generic prophesy can be applied to almost any situation.
"Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire."
This can be applied to the recent events on the American east coast or to the Japanese earthquake at the beginning of the year. It probably matters little that the prophesy was intended for Ariel.
I love the writing here. poetic and deep;
Unfortunately, it's followed by this;
Why is it "a marvellous work and a wonder" to make people stupid?