May 10, 2006

Bush: The Roman Emperor!

On Wikipedia I came across the article for the Roman Emperor Commodus, son of the highly respected Marcus Arelius. Commodus was a lunatic and a fucked up dictator who was blamed for setting off the downfall of the empire. This is what Wikipedia describes as his legacy:
Commodus' rule is considered the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire. Commodus' selling of high offices to incompetent people, leading to massive corruption and his paid exploits in the gladiatorial arena, which amounted to for one million sesterces paid by the city of Rome for every appearance severely ruined the Roman economy. The Roman economy never recovered from the rule of Commodus and may have eventually contributed to its collapse.

Substitute "Commodus" for "Bush" and replace the big "gladiator spectacles" with "war disasters" and you pretty much end up describing the legacy of the same bastard. The part about the corruption and the incompetent people (*cough*Michael Brown*cough*) is accurate about the Bush administration too.

God I pray that our economy survives the reign of Commodus Emperor Bush and the massive spending by the Republican congress!


At 5/10/2006 11:34 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

They had Commodus
We have shithead

Seems about the same to me

At 5/10/2006 1:38 PM, Blogger glenda said...

Lovely blog. A mi me gusto mucho.

At 5/10/2006 3:05 PM, Blogger chico-towner said...

Gracias Glenda! Espero que me visites mucho.

Patricia, the Romans actually had a long string of rotten dictators, from Nero to Caligula... its amazing how we Human Beings continue to repeat the same mistakes over-and-over again! We need to educated the masses and make some progress!

At 5/10/2006 3:11 PM, Blogger Lenren said...

It so familar though.


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