Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Return to the Days of the Czar

I see in the news that Der Monkey Fuehrer is having trouble finding a "czar" to take over the overall administration of the Iraq-Afghanistan battle zones.

Maybe it's the use of the word "czar" that's causing him difficulty. Remember, the root of the word czar, like that of the word kaiser, is the Latin word Caesar.

And a cursory exmination of the history of Western Civilization will show that when the free citizens of the Roman Republic went with their ultimate leader/dictator, Julius Caesar, it spelled the end of the republic and the beginning of the Roman Empire.

Haven't we really had enough of autocratic tyrants?

Maybe not. We seem to be allowing it -- even encouraging it -- here.