Thursday, January 5, 2017

Episode 187, Washington Delenda Est

Cato the Elder, when addressing the Senate of ancient Rome, often used the phrase, "Carthago delenda est," or "Carthage must be destroyed."  He and others of his time were getting a little tired of defeating the armies of Carthage on the battlefield, only to have them rebuild and attack over and over again.

Our Carthage is Washington, home to a relatively tiny cadre of elites who believe it is their job to control the lives of hundreds of millions of people they've never met and know next to nothing about.

Trump promises to "drain the swamp" in Washington, but between you and me, I have my doubts how successful he will be. My personal preference would be for the place to be vaporized by thermonuclear weapons, the rubble scattered by a thousand bulldozers, and the soil sown with a million tons of salt.  Obviously that's not going to happen.

What can we do, as individuals, to neutralize the outsize and negative effect that Washington has on our lives?  I cover a few practical suggestions in this podcast.  Something to tide us over until the Sweet Meteor of Death or some other calamity strikes the swells infesting the Imperial City.