I wonder whether anyone else finds it, if not quite ominous, at least suggestive, that the National Constitution Center is now hosting a traveling show on the Emperor Napoleon. The Center’s President and CEO, in promoting the exhibit, describes Napoleon as “one of history’s most iconic political figures.” Bureaucratic imperialism with an icon at its apex: not what the authors of the constitution envisioned (except maybe Hamilton), but arguably what we have come to.
Perfect……the wankers and widgets of the Beltway Byzantium yammer about “Constitutional Principles” and the latest Supreme Court nominee while the Center named after the pesky document finances a tribute to Napoleon. The country has been yearning for a Napoleon it can have as its own…it thought it had a kind of HeeHaw “Naploneon” with the everyman’s beer hall companion W but it seems its still looking. One wonders if the show details the little Corsican’s trouncing by the Haitians leading up to his bargain basement sell of the Louisiana Purchase…..one of the biggest blunders in European History….after the Russian Campaign of course….
This isn’t ominous, it’s just part of the humor of the current burlesque aborning in the New World Weimar.
Cabaret always sounds better in German but the english language is just guttural enough to make a worthy show of it.
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