Linguistic erosion on steroids! Judging by his recent statements, Tony Blair has decided that calling something “medieval” isn’t insult enough. Witness this:
“Strip away their [Islamic terrorists’] fake claims of grievance and see them for what they are: terrorists who use 21st century technology to fight a pre-medieval religious war that is utterly alien to the future of mankind.”
I’m willing to come out now and claim this as a victory for Got Medieval. Clearly, the British government is listening to my little snipes and gripes and has chosen an era to malign that lacks bloggy defenders: late antiquity.
Take that, late antiquity! Hahahaha! For too long, you’ve been sitting a little too pretty on your Neoplatonist, Stoicist, Roman mystery cult harboring rear ends.