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Sun Jan 22, 2017, 12:31 AM

I know the movie GLADIATOR is fiction, but

I also think that Trump has something to learn (is that even possible??) from the premise of the story. Reflecting on today's amazing marches, and the impressive numbers of participants, it should be clear to him that - when you lose the crowds - you also lose your power. He has no moral authority to lead, and he should pay close attention to the words of the gladiator, Maximus, to the emperor, Comodus:

"The time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end, Highness!"

Although Comodus is eventually killed, that's definitely not my point. Maximus - although he appears to have no political power - has just challenged the most powerful person in the empire, and those who choose to resist Trump can find profound meaning in Maximus' words.

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PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2017 #1

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Sun Jan 22, 2017, 02:47 AM

1. Trump is completely incapable of learning any such lessons.

He lives inside a world in which he is the only person who matters, and that's enough for him.

Were there to be a Revolution in which he's carted off to the guillotine, he'd never begin to understand why that's happening.

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