The Ides of March (March 15th) quickly approaches. This is the day in 44 B.C. when Marcus Junius Brutus and 60 other Roman Senators rose up against the beloved Dictator Perpetuus (Dictator for Life) Gaius Julius Caesar, stabbing him in the back 23 times until he died. (Caveat: in Antiquity, before the Roman Empire began in 27 B.C., “Dictator” had a different connotation and the man with the title was revered).
In contemporary times we typically don’t worry much about our Presidents being physically harmed, thank God. The only wounds in the current regime are figurative and mostly self-inflicted. I say this because with each passing week it becomes more clear that Trump, his older kids, and other goons all clumsily conspired with the Russians to win the 2016 election. Furthermore, many of them laundered money before, during, and after November 2016 (whatever happened to the millions of dollars in leftover inaugural funds, anyway?).
Given the stakes and complexity of this whole Trump-Russia thing, is anyone surprised that a ton of backstabbing has occurred as the relevant rat-perps continue to sell each other out for leniency so they don’t all die in jail? I think not! Papadopoulos. Flynn. Gates. van der Zwaan. All of them have already flipped, pleaded guilty, and given Robert Mueller plenty of information to go after the next highest crook in the chain.
I’m no clairvoyant, but it’s clear we can expect more of this rat-bastard behavior as mid-March approaches. For Mr. Mueller will no doubt shock us all with more arrests, indictments, and criminal revelations that span the White House, Congress, attorneys, and Russia.
Historians mostly agree that Rome collapsed in 476 AD because of internal problems. I’m betting that our Republic is safe despite the internal and external entities that have poisoned us recently. When it’s all said and done, the country will eventually become stronger than ever. Stay tuned.
Scotty is the proud dad of one son, a political writer, business owner, pianist, & baseball coach from NW Pennsylvania