A Note on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

I had the role of Marc Antony in that play once upon a time. His speech that struck me most wasn’t the funeral oration. It was his soliloquy earlier in Act III. It begins:

O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers …

Antony goes on to predict

Domestic fury and fierce civil strife …

I truly hope that the extremist Democrats are less successful in stirring up resistance today than the extremist Democrats were in 1861.

Full of Sound and Fury

Karl at Hot Air notes the futility of the “occupation” of Wall Street. He describes it as full of “sound and fury” and opines that real beneficiary will be the GOP.

Perhaps a more complete quote from Macbeth better describes the situation:

… [I]t is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

UPDATE—House Progressive Democrats Embrace the “Occupy Wall Street” Campers

To quote Jonah Goldberg,


UPDATE 2—Joan Wile has a blog report up describing Charlie Rangel’s visit to support the “occupiers” last Saturday.