Thursday, March 15, 2007
Beware the Ides of March
Julius Ceasar was killed this day in 44 BC. Did anyone celebrate the Ides of March by wearing a Toga? or getting an Orange Julius? me either.
But, it has made me think a little about politics. And the more I think about the upcoming election, the more I realize I don't know very much. Not much about the possible candidates other than if they get on my nerves or not. Not much about issues. Not much about anything...
Now, I don't mind being a little bit naive, but I would like to be a bit more with it.
So how does one go about educating one's self politically? Do you have a favorite news source or political blog that you read? Do you discuss politics with your friends? Do you listen to Rush Limbyuck? Do you participate in marches or canvassing? burn your bra? chain yourself to the courthouse steps?
Really. I want to know more, but I don't know where to start. Please give me your best tips.
"The following story, too, is told by many. A certain seer warned Caesar to be on his guard against a great peril on the day of the month of March which the Romans call the Ides; and when the day had come and Caesar was on his way to the senate-house, he greeted the seer with a jest and said: "Well, the Ides of March are come," and the seer said to him softly: "Ay, they are come, but they are not gone."