The coin minted by Brutus (et tu, Brute?)
to celebrate the assassination of Caesar and
restoration of Roman “freedom” – with unintended irony
I will finish “Selling the New Nixon” presently. Meantime, I am too busy unwrapping cakes and eating presents (or is that the other way ’round?) to fully give attention to a blog today. HOWEVER, I would like to ask you, Gentle Reader, to honor my Birthday Wish and help to make this dream come true. And, no, it’s not “peace on Earth” or “Good Will to Men” or any other pie-in-the-sky notion. It’s just that I’d really like us to fix a certain statue that was messed up by Jefferson Davis before the Civil War.
And my wish is not for me; it’s every bit as much for you and your children. Because symbols MATTER. I wish I may; I wish I might …
From 28 NOVEMBER 2008 · 11:42 PM:
Regular readers will recall the Phrygian cap*, which the “Sons of Liberty” adopted about 1766 as the emblem of our Revolution. Many of the militia who served in the Revolutionary War wore the “Liberty cap” with “Liberty” or “Liberty or Death” or “Congress” embroidered on the headband. Continue reading