Friday, September 19, 2008

I Thought I Was Done...

...with political posts this week. But then along came this to put things into perspective:
The Russians say a fish rots from the head down. They ought to know. It may not be factually true that Nero fiddled while Rome burned, the saying has passed into common usage because the image as the ring of truth to it: time and time again, the good and decent common people have manned the walls of the city, and have been ready to give their lives in its defense, only to discover too late that some silk-robed son of a b**** has snuck out of the palace at midnight and thrown open the gates to the barbarians outside.

It begins with references to D&D and Tolkien, and ends with a fanfare for the common man. Read the whole thing.

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