2 thoughts on “Moment of Silence

  1. 4theRecord says:

    (1/6/22): “Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham alleged Thursday that not only did former President Donald Trump fail to quickly and adequately condemn last year’s attack on the Capitol as it happened, he quite happily watched the situation unfold from the safety of the White House.
    …”All I know about that day is that [Trump] was in the dining room, gleefully watching on his TV, as he often did, ‘Look at all of the people fighting for me,’ hitting rewind, watching it again,” Grisham replied. “That’s what I know.” https://www.businessinsider.com/stephanie-grisham-trump-was-gleefully-watching-the-january-6-riot-2022-1

    In July of 64 A.D., a great fire ravaged Rome for six days, destroying 70 percent of the city and leaving half its population homeless. According to a well-known expression, Rome’s emperor at the time, the decadent and unpopular Nero, “fiddled while Rome burned.” The expression has a double meaning: Not only did Nero play music while his people suffered, but he was an ineffectual leader in a time of crisis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Fire_of_Rome#Varying_historical_accounts
    There is however no first hand account or other evidence that Nero either started the fire or played the fiddle (or any other musical instrument) while it burned, even though he used the disaster to further his political agenda.

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