18 October, 2021

Shakespeare on Politics

“And keep you in the rear of your affection, Out of the shot and danger of https://i1.wp.com/www.weylmann.com/ophelia.png?resize=307%2C167desire.” — Hamlet


Modern-day translation: Keep calm and carry on.

Remember the old adage “take a deep breath and count to ten?” At times, our politicians would do well to give themselves a “time out,” too. While playing the mild-tempered milquetoast is hardly the way to go, neither is acting like a petulant pit bull (as the recent debates proved). Show real conviction, but keep cool under the collar, and rather than “going to the mattresses,” Godfather-style, how about going to the corner, instead? Congressman Brad Sherman, take note.

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