Throwing the strawmen

Today is the Ides of May.  In ancient Rome it was a today for ancient Roman priests and officials to throw the argei into the Tiber of the Sublician bridge, and important wooden structure under care of pontifices. 

Argei were, well, strawmen.  They were made of rushes woven in the form of men.  We don’t know what it was all about, but the Romans took it seriously.

I wonder if we shouldn’t revive some ancient Roman customs.  We could for example throw some modern strawmen, maybe woven in the form of left-wing Italian journalists and their stawman arguments, off the Ponte Sant’Angelo

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