Republicans, it’s time to “Lock your shields. Stay locked”

Republicans, it’s time to “Lock your shields. Stay locked”

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Wow! Magazine by FaustaW

Fans of the film Gladiator can’t forget the arena scene of the reenactment of the Scypio Africanus vs. Hannibal battle. Maximus, a former general played by Russell Crowe, turned what was supposed to be a sure defeat into a victory by using a traditional Roman army defense: the Testudo, or Tortoise

The soldiers in front and sides interlocked their shields. The soldiers in the back lines placed their shields over their heads to form a protective “shell” over top of the men.
. . .
The shields fitted so closely together that they formed one unbroken surface without any gaps between them. It has been said that it was so strong a formation that men could walk upon them, and even horses and chariots be driven over them.

Here’s the arena scene: starting at 3:32, when Russell Crowe says, “Lock your shields. Stay locked.”

The Democrats and their media minions, in case you haven’t noticed, are in full Spartan phalanx mode, attacking the Trump administration with every spear, pike and sarissa in their arsenal, since they will not, I repeat, will not rest until they are back in power no matter the cost[…]

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Fausta is a contributor of Wow! Magazine.  You can avail yourself of Fausta’s essays and commentaries at Wow! and at her website, Fausta’s Blog.


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