Thursday, January 11, 2007

Cry, the Beloved Country

The esteemed Dr. Schmidlap has an astute diagnosis of GW syndrome here. I cannot dispute a word.

What struck me last night was the fact that I actually agreed with the preznit's first statement, that this "a struggle that will determine the direction of the global war on terror -- and our safety here at home." We know that to be true, because the reckless conduct of this administration has both generated worldwide hatred directed at us and expressed through acts of terrorism and made us far less safe here "at home."

This man has become Commodus. This ill-fated man was emperor of Rome in the 2nd century AD. He had delusions that he was a gladiator and a war hero, and would often "fight" in the arena in staged battles that he knew he would win. He dressed like Hercules, lion skins and clubs included



and believed (and insisted others repeat) that he was leading Rome into a new "Golden Age." Commodus fought battles he knew he would win, though, while W fights battles that only he believes can be won.

By the way, Commodus' mistress had a wrestler strangle him in his bath.

2 comments:

schmidlap said...

Dammit, where's Russell Crowe when we need him!

Bradley Bury said...

While the mear sight of that f@$king chimp boils mt blood, it's the sight of him in uniform that sends me over the edge.....