Donald Trump as Julius Caesar?!

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I’m not sure how he’d look in a toga. No, I am not sleep-deprived or sillier than usual.

I’ve become a fan of the writings by London Mayor Boris Johnson. I’m planning a later essay about his book The Dream of Rome.
Rome never really caught my interest before. Thanks to Boris Johnson, it does now. I was reading about how Caesar, who was very wealthy, was working to become a populist leader.

Donald-Trump-as-Julius-CaesarWhen Donald Trump threw his hat into the seventeen ring Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, also known as the Republican Party Presidential Debates.
There was The Donald, traveling to Laredo, Texas with a ball cap and an open shirt. I took a Latin American History class in college. All I could think of was Juan Peron.

Going back to the Roman Republic, Caesar’s populism scared the more conservative senators. Rome overthrew its last king in 509 B.C. Many thought Caesar wanted to be a dictator.

The present in the United States is a little like the end of the Roman Republic before Caesar’s great-nephew, Octavian became the first Emperor Augustus.
As with the end of the Roman Republic money and buying influence are major in our political discourse. Senators are trying to become the leader.

Donald Trump can stay in the race as long as he likes. The outrageous things he says are hitting certain nerves in our society.

We have gridlock in Washington. We have legislative warfare. Rome was in an ongoing civil war for a century. People are groping for someone.

Mr. Trump hasn’t claimed he is Caesar. I probably shouldn’t give him any ideas.

Benjamin Franklin said, “We have a republic if we can keep it.

8 Responses to "Donald Trump as Julius Caesar?!"

  1. andrewjsacks  August 12, 2015 at 4:58

    Simply put: Donald Trump as clown and bad joke, and the poll numbers showing more about Republican voters than about him.

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  2. tucsonmike  August 12, 2015 at 14:36

    He is a joke, Andrew, and the Republican Party seems hell bent on putting itself out of business. Thank you for responding.

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  3. andrewjsacks  August 12, 2015 at 14:57

    Good reply. Thank you too.

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  4. Rastifan  August 21, 2015 at 3:51

    Made another one of the sack of fetid rectal discharge that is Trump http://orig12.deviantart.net/88b5/f/2015/229/e/c/donald_cesar_by_rastifan-d96263g.jpg

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  5. Anonymous  February 17, 2016 at 20:28

    waasss good

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  6. tucsonmike  February 20, 2016 at 23:40

    Why thank you, Anonymous lol. I may have enough for an entire ebook of Trump Essays.

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  7. Michael W Staib  September 5, 2016 at 16:06

    Please, play it smart: vote for Trump—not an alleged criminal who presumably jeopardized national security interests by purportedly deleting over 33,000 classified, confidential emails, lest the public perhaps discovers she used her personal server! Liberal or conservative, whatever your ideological views/politics, please out of common sense, choose the more trustworthy candidate, not a suspected felon who belongs on trial, and incarcerated, if proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt!!

    Excellent piece, nonetheless, tucsonmike!!

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  8. tucsonmike  October 23, 2016 at 23:38

    Thank you Michael. For the record, I voted for Gary Johnson. I sent my mail ballot in, with my conscious in tact.

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