Ending Caligula Doesn't End The Descent

Feels like old times!

Not since the idea of Caligula naming his horse as Consul have we seen such historic madness as we're watching today. The horse stunt, by the way, would have been one "designed to insult and humiliate senators and other elites." Sound familiar? A person in a country's most powerful position with an insatiable inferiority complex who descends into daylight madness right before the public's eyes. Instead of conversing with the moon he barks at the TV. Instead of sibling incest he openly objectifies his daughter. Instead of feeding prisoners to wild beasts he names Jeff Sessions Attorney General.

The parallels of monstrosity are frightening.

Dumb fucker held another of his Nuremberg rallies today just to hear somebody not call him an asshole. Problem is he can't stop that voice inside from calling him an asshole. That leaves his only refuge in the willing deception of his followers. But time is running out even on that as at some point they either sober up or follow the moron right off the rails. The psychological hangover will be a nasty one as they realize what fools they were though some will doubtless by like scattered Nazis after WWII who clung to the old guard however hopeless or irrelevant.

The suckers who believe immigration is the source of our woes will be cast by history in the same light as lemmings who chose to say Jews were the source of 1930's Germany's woes. May God damn them with an appropriate fate, to sip from the same cup of injustice of which they dole out. There are those who appeal to our better angels ("Ask not what your country can do for you...") and those who appeal to our baser instincts. Which voice we raise up defines us as a nation. The liars are laughing and glorifying themselves now. But we should pity them as they dig their holes of future sadness ever deeper.

"Politics is entertainment"

The clown prince's days are numbered but just like in ancient Rome the king's madness is part of a greater truth. Despite the daily spectacle of watching the peccadillos of a foreign controlled puppet dying to confess his sins melt down in broad daylight, this obscures the true evilness of an agenda born out of uncontrollable fear. "Chop off any head as long as it's not mine," seems to be America's new mantra - a mantra echoed throughout history by other self-vanquished nations.

As Rome worshipped military power we worship corporate power. And while we may have two brands of that worship, both in the end are a cult of death. (Of course, geniuses that we are, this will have to be borne out to be true before we change! But you can prove me wrong and make me look like an idiot, I wouldn't mind.) Every life and thus every nation must have a direction. Who envisions corporate power and corruption going on the wane? This is the bet our ambitious leaders make, that we will be too corrupt or fearful to turn from our path no matter how brutal our fate may be. And it's the role of a politician to know you better than you know yourself.

The benefit of a Caligula is that the insanity is so obvious it repulses the masses and impairs his ability to rule. But others with more cunning are watching from the wings, seeing just how far the masses are willing to self-immolate. They will use that knowledge against their people to suck the life out of them in vampiric glee. We all know what is the ultimate wage of sin and it's very appealing to hear you can wall that out with a giant fence! (Trumpy's wall is, after all, a metaphor for our transgressions). But protecting our selfishness is not the same as protecting ourselves. Fact is, protecting your idiocy costs you everything you love - this I do surely know.

"Elect me! Elect me now!"

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

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Comment by cheshyre on August 3, 2017 at 9:57pm

Not that it won't be a relief to see the asshole booted from office but the truly frightening part comes afterwards.

Comment by Phyllis on August 4, 2017 at 1:36am

 It does, and I am appalled at how many people think that Pence's sanity is preferred.

Comment by Ron Powell on August 4, 2017 at 2:53am

Pence is no more sane than Trump...

But what makes Pence truly dangerous is the following of zealots who will do his bidding in exchange for a return to the days of white supremacy, male dominance , state sponsored homophobia, and Christian hegemony....for starters....

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on August 4, 2017 at 5:30am

pence on so many levels is worse   i have never been for senate conviction/house impeachment here

Comment by koshersalaami on August 4, 2017 at 5:48am

Yeah, at this point we'd be replacing President Id with President Torquemada, and the real problem is that President Id's Idness will make Torquemada look sane in comparison. He will initially look like a relief. 

Comment by old new lefty on August 8, 2017 at 5:17pm

The way I feel, President Pence will be more meat for the left. Yes, he will be more fascistic and competent than President Cheeto. But if the left can help to bring down Trumpy, they can intensify their struggle and take down Pence #2. No one pays any attention to the fact that Trump/Pence's economic and environmental policies are pure disaster. And Pence's homophobia will bring in the LGBTQ community activists fully. I am fully hoping that I see President Paul Ryan before the 2020 election.


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