WELL, last night they just beat us with sticks. Over, and over, all night long. Some nights are like that.
meaning: govern, rule, cure
政治 == seiji == politics
明治 == meiji == the Meiji era
|Left radical is the radical form of 'water', right is 'platform/self' (台). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Govern from a watery platform.'|