Beware the sickly, ‘sleeping giant’

By Ross Eastgate

CUE theme music: ‘Colonel Bogey March’. Fade out. Announcer:

“Presenting episode one thousand nine hundred and one of ‘Who’s holding the fort’, dedicated to all those who’ve served and all those who care.

“As our last episode concluded, catatonic US president for life Franklin D Roosevelt died suddenly while sitting for a hagiographic portrait to mark the start of his unprecedented fourth term.

“The scheming to replace him had already preceded his mysterious demise as we pick up the story …”

History has a strange way of repeating itself.

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