Wednesday, February 03, 2021

History, Hors(e)tory

      Tamara likes to point out that America's long experiment in representative government was started by "a bunch of gentleman farmers LARPing Republican Rome."
      On my more pessimistic days, I sometimes fear we're more like Imperial Rome, with Nero or Caligula in the driver's seat -- and then I remember: Caligula put his entire horse in the legislature, and so far, we have only managed to elect the back half of horses.

      Small comfort, perhaps, but better than nothing.


RandyGC said...

As they taught us in SERE school, take the little victories as they come.

waepnedmann said...

Equating some of our congress critters to the backend of a horse is offensive horse lovers.