Partisanship, Who Needs It?

Partisanship, Who Needs It?

Monday, March 26, 2007

"Molon labe !"

Place: Ancient Greece, the pass of Thermopylae
Time: 480 BC


An Army of Persians under Xerxes, king of Persia, seeks to subjudgate all Greece under his rule leading an army over a million strong face off against a force of just over 5,000 Greeks spearheaded by 300 Spartans under Leonidas defending their homeland. Xerxes has just asked the Greeks to give up the fight and surrender their weapons.

Leonidas responds:

Μολὼν λαβέ (Molan labe), "Come and take them!"

Place: The United Stes of America
Time: 2007 AD


Partisan politics has taken over good governance with the two major political parties squared off in an adversarial role, each trying the gather as many as possible under their banner to make political war on the other. Those both outside and inside the groups are asked by the warring elements of each to put aside their deeply held convictions and support one side or the other without reservation on all points.

The response is still the same

Μολὼν λαβέ

And thus a blog is born.

1 comment:

Louie3rd said...

I like the way you think!!!