Opinion

That crazy US Capitol invasion was just a rerun of ancient Roman dramas

Ah, how history repeats itself. Those Visigoths with their furs and uncouth ways are at it in our time, too

17 January 2021 - 00:00 By

If the Chinese consider living in interesting times a curse, what would they make of these jaw-dropping, eye- rolling-into-the-back-of-the-cranium, millenarian, apocalyptic, crazy times?

I thought I had seen it all, and I mean this taking the full scope of the interweb into account, with its glorious bums, its blood-sucking paedophile conspiracies, the small dogs in ridiculous costumes, all the silly dances and the people — all of them — sitting in their cars and speaking their truths into their phone cameras. But I was wrong. I had not seen the guy in the Visigoth costume sacking the US Capitol in Washington. Now I've seen it all...

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