Why ancient Rome kept choosing bizarre and perverted emperors – Vox

How about a departure from my normal writings?  What’s life without whimsy?

My regular readers know that I am a history buff….I enjoy putting historical events into context….that is trying to explain why some things happen and why…….

I am not a huge fan of Rome….they were great builders and such but that is about as far as it goes in my mind,….however they did have some of the most perverted kings as there has ever been…….is there an explanation for this?

Why ancient Rome kept choosing bizarre and perverted emperors – Vox.

Did Reagan Win the Vietnam War? | The American Conservative

Sit down and brace yourself!

Yes, Irene I read the American Conservative…..believe it or not there are some thoughtful articles being written by true conservatives as opposed to the whack jobs in the Tea Party……

This is the 40th year since the fall of Saigon…….and so far the US has not been able to reckon with that war……we have tried to put it all behind us but it still creeps out…..basically because there are many vets still living when their time comes and the last vet passes on the country will do all possible to remove this war from a collective memory….all it will be is a historical footnote on some dissertation……

I will try to keep interest in the Vietnam War up and relative……it should never be forgotten….no matter what you think of it……

 

Did Reagan Win the Vietnam War? | The American Conservative.

The U.N. at 70: Impressive Successes and Monumental Failures | Inter Press Service

This month we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Untied Nations…….I know most Americans hate the UN because they are somehow the “New World Order” that has been predicted to scare the crap out of morons……

Actually they have had some successes and some failures like any other organization…….personally, I think it is a good idea the problem is they need to make some changes for the better……the first one would be eliminate the domination of the Security Council by 3 or 4 countries that have the power to say NO to any idea that is not political expedient……

But read it for yourself……

 

The U.N. at 70: Impressive Successes and Monumental Failures | Inter Press Service.

American History 101

Baltimore is just the most recent example of the inequalities in this country……..the US has always been a source of extreme thought about minorities……we can be a nation of haters……….

 

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