My name is Ozymandias, King of the White House

Shelley’s Ozymandias is one of the great poems. Little could Shelley have known that one day a comparable despair could be felt by taking a look at modern America

My Name is Ozymandias, King of Kings

Look on my works ye Mighty, and despair!’

Substitute ‘Obama’ for ‘Ozymandias’ and this pretty well sums up the way many pro-American Brits feel about the US today. Whole swathes of public life seem dysfunctional.

The political system is deadlocked. The Constitution was predicated on compromise. It was designed around the separation of powers in such a way that would prevent tyranny or oppressive governance.

  • Lloyd Snauwaert

    The whole post racial thing isn’t going that well either…

  • Xavier

    You know what I like best about old men who are convinced they know what is right for the entire world?

    They’re going to die soon, that’s what.

  • HalcyonDaze

    If I was from Great Briton I don’t think I’d be casting aspersions at anyone else’s country especially considering how they sold their own down the river in the name of all inclusive Political Correctness.