Great men seem to have a common ability to first see the world as it really is, much like the enlightened man in Plato’s allegory of the cave. The plans and desires of others seem open to them, so that they may then bend circumstances to fit those desires. Reality, to them, is malleable… – William Alan Webb
Note: I first wrote this on June 9, 2016. This post is an extension of the ideas first put down in my essay, Thoughts on Caesar and Cicero.
It is a historical comparison, not an endorsement.
Donald Trump and Julius Caesar the Politician (as opposed to General Caesar) are traveling the same path to the ultimate position within their respective governments. The parallels are so obvious, and so deep, one has to wonder if Trump made the conscious decision to emulate Caesar’s rise to power.