Don Young Goes Roman Empire
Don Young, you may remember from Jeanne’s previous piece attacked Federal (the number one employer in the state) Employees – well that wasn’t the only crazy that he spouted at Sean Parnell’s Federal Overreach Summit last week.
(Dear lord. How many more of these do we have? A lot.)
This time around he’s comparing he USA to the Roman Empire… because… well… let’s let him explain it.
Here’s a quick excerpt in case some of the brilliant Young-ology didn’t come through on the audio.
“Let’s not have the Roman Empire again. I’m going to tell one more story and then we’re out of time. Just think about this. Read The Fall of the Roman Empire. The smartest, most advanced nation in the world – aqueducts, waterways, I mean you name it. Very smart people. They were so damn smart they had the greatest army in the world. And they decided no one needed to do any more work anymore. They’d import the workers. The government gave them, remember this now, free grain and olive oil for everybody. The young didn’t need to work. They wanted to become scholars. The military they had was so great, they decided to have mercenaries. But the public got a little bit restless. They were bored, so they built coliseums. The Emperor killed a thousand animals in one day in the coliseum, for the sport of it. They had gladiator fights. They had some Christians crucified. Does that remind you of anything?”
That made sense right? Welfare is like grain and olive oil and gladiator fights are like NFL football… and Christians being crucified are like… gay marriage? I dunno. It’s Don Young.
Anyway, please keep checking in we’ve got a lot more of this fun coming out soon.
Seen previously on TheMudflats.net - “Don Young Attacks Federal Employees, Goes Hitler”