Sunday, March 15, 2015

From a Stool in the Empty Gin Palace

History repeats the old conceits
The glib replies the old defeats.
Keep your finger on important issues
With crocodile tears and a pocketful of tissues.
- Elvis Costello

Yesterday was Pi Day.  Today is the Ides of March.  It was on this date in the year 44 B.C. that Julius Caesar was assassinated by a conspiracy of "many Roman Senators" led by Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus.  

Imagine that.  A significant percentage of the members of the Senate plotting against the Emperor.

Such are the things of Shakespearean dramas and ancient history.  These are not the things that occur in these United States here in the 21st Century A.D.

Hmm.  It turns out that here in the Land of Cotton such things are not confined to the dust bin of history.  

I've got a feeling 
I'm gonna get a lot of grief
Once this seemed so appealing 
Now I am beyond belief.
-Elvis Costello


No comments: