95% of Canadian so-called “conservatives” aren’t a) well read, b) clever or c) ballsy enough to think up anything even half-way close to this, let alone write it and print it:
Hadrian was a bisexual, it seems. He was married to a niece of Trajan’s wife, for reasons of power, but the love of his life was a dreadful youth called Antinous. The many images of ‘Tony-boy’ that survive testify to Hadrian’s bad taste. He was an upper-shoot rent boy, of the type which did in poor James Pope-Hennessy, whose house off Holland Park Road I never pass without a shudder. James had a dark saying, ‘An arse in the hand is worth two in Shepherd’s Bush’, which must have haunted him as he was being beaten to death. Hadrian, like many buggers, was interested in the arts…
Right now, half the Canadian “conservatives” deigning to read this blog are wondering if Hadrian is a riding in Saskatchewan, what a “rent boy” might be, and making loud tsking noises over the few bits they could make sense of.
Because they are a bunch of witless, timid, careerist hacks.