On Friday, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.
From Etymology Online :
1560s, from French inauguration “installation, consecration,” and directly from Late Latin inaugurationem (nominative inauguratio) “consecration,” presumably originally “installment under good omens;” noun of action from past participle stem of inaugurare “take omens from the flight of birds; consecrate or install when omens are favorable,” from in- “on, in” (see in- (2)) + augurare “to act as an augur, predict” (see augur (n.)).
INAUGURATIO was in general the ceremony by which the augurs obtained, or endeavoured to obtain, the sanction of the gods to something which had been decreed by man; in particular, however, it was the ceremony by which things or persons were consecrated to the gods …. If the signs observed by the inaugurating priest were thought favourable, the decree of men had the sanction of the gods, and the inauguratio was completed. [William Smith (ed.), “Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities,” 1842]
Reading the entrails.
Not that I needed confirmation but the election of Trump, for me, was further proof that ‘We’re not in Kansas anymore’.
Trump has been compared to Julius Caesar.
Philip K. Dick likened our reality to the Roman Empire, which he said had never ended.
‘The Empire is the institution, the codification of derangement; it is insane and imposes its insanity on us by violence, since its nature is a violent one.
To fight the Empire is to be infected by its derangement. This is a paradox; whoever defeats a segment of the Empire becomes the Empire; it proliferates like a virus, imposing its form on its enemies. Thereby it becomes its enemies.”
The Man in the High Castle. What if the Nazis had won WW2 ?
The Man in the High Castle – Trump Tower, New York. Aloof is a fool backwards.
And the Roman Empire feel has been reinforced by the choice of Mike Pompeo as head of the Central Intelligence Agency ( thanks to JB ).
He comes from Kansas.
This may all seem depressing but there are signs that Circus Maximus is being shut down and the beasts are returning to the wild.
No more games to keep the game going.
Ringling Bros are shutting down the circus.
And the lights in Piccadilly Circus have been switched off. It’s Zero Time.
‘I have a very great friend in Rome.’
‘Off she went with a Trumpety Trump Trump Trump.’