According to the history website, “His biographer Suetonius quotes [Caligula’s] oft-repeated phrase, ‘Remember that I have the right to do anything to anybody.’ [Sound familiar? He would have made a model Democrat!] Caligula tormented high-ranking senators by making them run for miles in front of his chariot. He had brazen affairs with the wives of his allies and was rumored to have incestuous relationships with his sisters.” [If he’d had a daughter would he have showered with her?] He also emptied the treasury with his profligate spending.
How did Caligula spend the taxpayers’ money? Caligula loved his horse, Incitatus, and built a lavish marble “house” with an ivory manger. It’s unclear whether he really intended to make the horse a consul, but believable in view of the contempt he had for the Roman Senate. How he insanely spent the taxpayer’s money, however, is not in dispute. Again, according to the history site:
Caligula lavished money on building projects, from the practical (aqueducts and harbors) to the cultural (theaters and temples) to the downright bizarre (requisitioning hundreds of Roman merchant ships to construct a 2-mile floating bridge across the Bay of Bauli so he could spend two days galloping back and forth across it). In 39 and 40 he led military campaigns to the Rhine and the English Channel, where he eschewed battles for theatrical displays, commanding his troops to ‘plunder the sea’ by gathering shells in their helmets).
Clearly insane, Caligula models our own demented Commander-in-Chief who plunders the treasury and our petroleum reserves to send multi-billions to Ukraine where we have NO U.S. interests. Propping up the most corrupt government in Europe, led by another Caligula-like tyrant, has been described as “suspicious” by a number of commentators who call it a massive money-laundering operation. The Democrats impoverishment of the nation is a match for Caligula’s profligate spending.But even more evil than theft, Biden and company rival Caligula’s murderous legacy. The emperor’s record of inflicting death is dwarfed by Biden and company’s determination to kill as many innocent babies as possible before birth and even after. Their determination to resurrect Roe through federal law thus robbing the states’ right to protect babies, will disenfranchise the country once again if the killers in Congress succeed. Thank God Republicans taking the house at least puts a temporary respite for the little ones being saved in the pro-life states.
The Democrats mirror creepy Caligula in other ways as well. Caligula is an icon for our collapsing culture led by leftists who embrace a philosophy of unreality. A lover of performance, Caligula often played dress-up and especially loved to portray himself as one of the pagan gods including the women. There’s no evidence, however, that he ever claimed, actually, to be a woman. Even insane Roman tyrants limited themselves to a modicum of reality. There is also no evidence that he ever created new pronouns. He did, however, like the Democrats, make up the laws and ignore those with which he didn’t agree. Since he didn’t have a smart phone and a ballpoint pen, though, he had to be content with waving a trident.