There was a story about General Washington when his troops were just trained for the Revolutionary War. In the event of their graduation as military troops, Washington would have them watched the play about the man, the Roman Senator who made Emperor Caesar. The play, Cato, would show all the lengths of knowledge that the senator possessed and how he could easily persuade the Roman Senate to listen to Caesar. Cato was a longtime serving senator who could not gain enough popularity to become emperor even though he had all the knowledge and leadership skills. Roman was possessed with Caesar's divisiveness and military prowess. For example, Cato created the first easy to vote system so Romans could vote easier and support his campaign. He tried numerous times to be Emperor but failed to Julius Caesar. Caesar was a magnate and center character, too hard of an opponent to defeat. Cato's ultimate fall was that he placed his trust into the hands of the dictatorship of Caesar. Cato would cover all the misdoings of Caesar and plotted with Caesar to control the Roman Senate until finally, he could not take it anymore. He died in what they identified as a suicide yet the facts remain a mystery. However, this completed the downfall of Caesar because he could no longer control the Senate and the Romans were distraught over his terms of peace and Cato's end made the Senate fear the power of Caesar and the Senate tried to honor Cato with a coin and his invention but it was too late. Eventually, the Roman Dictator's end was on its eve.
Congressman John Robert Lewis, an American politician and civil rights leader died of Stage IV pancreatic cancer on Friday, July 17, 2020, at the age of 80. He made the announcement about the disease in a statement on December 29, 2019.
In the realm of Australian politics no other seat is more hotly contested than Eden-Monaro. This seat is geographically located within New South Wales and the Nation’s capital, Canberra. For decades it’s been considered a “bellwether seat” and one of the original 62 seats of the Australian Parliament. If I were to say the seat of Eden-Monaro was the Mecca of Australian Politics, I’d be selling short the importance of it. Traditionally no government has one won office in Australia without first winning the seat of Eden-Monaro, until recently.
I'm not targeting anybody in particular, so I'm just going to speak in general terms. We need to vote out our fascist-leaning politicians, but Democrats and Republicans are empty distinctions. Our system of government is something the rest of the world never saw before. Bad politicians need to be peacefully voted out of office. History will be determined once the dust settles, but we need to take our democracy back as a collective. Democracy should be something we need to take back in general because it has been corrupted by the current administration.
A hash tag surfaced shortly after Donald Trump was sworn into office that said #freemelania. Numerous articles were published in magazines and online saying she was a bird in a gilded cage. This recent photo speaks volumes and one does not have to be an expert to see what is going on. First and foremost, the world knows that Donald Trump is rude and crude. It would be only the most naive individual who would believe he is anything less with his wife. Other first ladies are often shown smiling and waving but Melania is mostly somber. In this photo she is stiff, is not smiling and hiding her eyes behind sunglasses. Can you even imagine what it must be like for her to live with the man the entire world, (except his base) believes is racist, homophobic, and has emotional issues?
Westminster watching is almost as much fun as Kremlin during the Cold War, and about as likely to produce any understanding of what is going on that corresponds to reality. It’s even harder with the corkscrew straight brain of Boris Johnson and the contorted double helix that is the mind of the man who allegedly claimed the rich are rich because they have better genes.
Towards the end of last year, when the uk had a general election, I heard a theory I hadn't heard before. There were the usual posters, tv adverts and buzzwords but there were always some that stood out and got talked about the most. They were the posts that were unclear, muddled or simply looked lie they were done in a school project. There were 2 or 3 word slogans that either covered many things as were so vague or nothing as they were confusing.
Political arrogance has been around for a while now, at least for the majority of the time I've been a passenger on Earth. I've never been politically naive, but this time I really was. I thought that, at least in a time of crisis like this one that we are living in now, people would come together to pull through so we can go back to fighting each other over the next thing.
Hi, my name is Jordan Taylor. I am a Political Cartoonist and former 2016 U.S. Congressional Candidate (SC-2). This reflection is apart of the #100ReasonstoDumpTrump © series of political cartoons and essays. This also serves as my official endorsement for Jaime Harrison’s campaign versus incumbent, U.S. Senator, Lindsey Graham.
Clone Dictators of North Korea?