Friday, March 4, 2016

Running Mates?



Pundits are suggesting that Pompeius Redivivus Trump and Constantinus Novus Putin should form a Duumvirate and run jointly for the US imperial regalia. 

I'm not sure what that'd mean for Marco Rubio, who has been accused of having "rat claw hands." Probably nothing pleasant, and seeing as how this small kebab stand on the information superhighway is now focused on classical antiquity, ponder this.




Imperial Rome had at its peak a population in excess of 1 million people. This had shrunk to some 30,000, possibly less, by the 8th century A.D. Picture the view from the Palatine Hill over what had been the temporal center of the world, and imagine the sea of ruins stretching out to the Aurelian walls.




A sobering thought, for me at least, and some say a harbinger of things to come in the US. That would make Detroit a kind of model, or type, of things to come.

Maybe our next president will disprove these prophets and you never know, maybe Detroit will be great again.

Cheers,

LSP

7 comments:

LL said...

It will take a completely new demographic of human being to make Detroit great again. Same with every inner city.

Adrienne said...

What LL said.

LSP said...

The glory has departed from the city. It'll take quite some getting back.

Fredd said...

I suggest leaving Detroit as it is; a shining example of liberalism's ultimate achievement. The Democrats sucked out every last tax dollar they could from businesses and homes in Detroit leaving a smoking crater.

LSP said...

A kind of monument to utter disaster. I went fishing in the river there, once. A risky business, and that's just the fish.

Michael Peterson said...

When you consider that Russian banks are funding Marie LePen's Front Nationale 2017 campaign, I suppose it's not inconceivable that Putin might also agree to support Trump, though of course Trump is self-financing, as he has often said, so that would never happen. From the videos I've seen of people getting roughed up at Trump rallies, he has certainly studied the Putin playbook, so I suppose a Trump-Putin ticket somewhere down the road is possible.

LSP said...

It's a strange old world...