Thursday, 12 January 2017

God-Emperor Trump: comparing the Donald with figures from antiquity

I thought I used the Trump Roman Emperor analogy first:

"I increasingly feel that we may be living in a period like the reign of Marcus Aurelius, the golden age where Gibbon starts his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Come to think of it, there is something of an outlandish late Roman emperor about Donald Trump, perhaps a rich wheat importer who got his position in an auction held by the Praetorian guard. "
I used this as part of an analogy between the present age and the reign of Marcus Aurelius, where Gibbon begins the Decline and Fall.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

King Charles II's and other royal shoes

Close-up of King Charles II's shoes, from this interesting blog about socks and shoes

You can see Catholic and absolutist tendencies. He would have supported Remain.