Lincoln Chafee—who I liked to call the “Missing Linc” during his brief tenure as a U.S. Senator—has made moving to the metric system a key plank of his presidential campaign. What—is he trying to allow Jon Stewart’s writers to get the day off? Trying to make Bernie Sanders look sensible by comparison?
But the Missing Linc has missed his real opening if he really wants to get the approval of the international elites: he should call for the U.S. to adopt the metric equivalent of language, and suggest we adopt Esperanto. The problem of bilingual education would be solved once and for all.
And besides, we could then have more feature films shot in Esperanto. There’s only been one, and you won’t believe it unless I show you the trailer: