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Friday, May 06, 2016
The Trojan Horse Lesson
Does anyone else see the irony in a condom maker calling its product
"Trojans" given what happened when the actual Trojans allowed that big
wooden Greek horse to come in through the gate?
I just think of things like that when I'm unsupervised. It's not good.
I do think the story of the Trojans should serve as a warning to young people though. Kind of a cautionary tale. I
have way too many millennial friends for someone who reads history and actually retains some of it.
One of my millennial buds described Trojans as
"protection" in a conversation recently. My brain immediately thought, "Trojans weren't a lot of
'protection' when they let that big wooden Greek thing in through the
gates, now were they?"
My problem is I read too much history. Dang it. Now that story reminded me of Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and I was trying so hard to get off that hobby horse.
That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoe-making and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse. -Mark Twain