A comment to one of my recent posts about the popularity of Barry Soetoro reminded me of another “emperor” in history. As a matter of fact, the origin of the term “first 100 days” used by the media and pundits to grade a president’s first days in office came from that other emperor.
1815…a distant land. The people are fed up with their ruler. He has become very unpopular. Then, out of nowhere, appeared a new hope; a change, if you will. He was very popular. Like the Pied Piper of German folklore who charmed the rats into following him, this newcomer amassed a legion of supporters in a relatively short period of time. He came to believe in his own grandiosity. He became a megalomaniacal narcissist, believing that his “popularity” would conquer enemies and dissenters, alike.
But alas, this conquering hero was, in the end, conquered himself; not by great armies, but by his own egocentrism and naiveté. You see, he was too busy bathing in lavish praise and drinking in his “popularity” to notice that his followers were choosing a new path and his dissenters were growing expeditiously.
This imperialist lived out the remainder of his life in exile. He had become very unpopular.
Even though one of the emperors was a Little Big Man
And the other one is a Big Little Man
Deep inside, they’re both the same.