i'm not sure why
but all this talk about barry the remote control murderer
the defender of empire and the jailor of her mortal enemies
etc etc etc
reminds me of a turkey strut
white hat or black hat
that is it
he can't fill any other slot good emperor or bad
this is from back before his reign :
" Are we ready for a good emperor, maybe a great one, a philosopher emperor -- Baracus Aurelius
My quondam companion, the dearly departed J Alva Scruggs, once wrote me
on the subject of philosopher emperors.
he thundered and he flashed
,he filled the page with deep insight, and I was in awe and dazzled for days after.
I've misplaced it, and its perfected phrasing may be lost for all time,
but I remember he was... ......agin' 'em.
"There are no good emperors.paine
They all turn into Nosferatu once the door's shut -- it goes with the office."
ya " it goes with the office "
but then how do we judge such as barry ?
reminds me of the old orangeman
that observed to his catlick workmate :
" what sense is there Dan
in asking me....me for heaven's sake
a knox man to my toes
why ask me
what makes for a good Pope "