Ya, know. One of the things I immediately noticed upon visiting D.C. on 912 was how short the residents there generally are.
I thought they’d be taller.
The Lilliputians symbolize humankinds wildly excessive pride in its own puny existence. Swift fully intends the irony of representing the tiniest race visited by Gulliver as by far the most vainglorious and smug, both collectively and individually. There is surely no character more odious in all of Gullivers travels than the noxious Skyresh. There is more backbiting and conspiracy in Lilliput than anywhere else, and more of the pettiness of small minds who imagine themselves to be grand."