Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rome Too

It fascinates me how similar and parallel the declining Roman empire and the United States have become. Rome, under Caesar, had reached the pinnacle of power just like the United States under Kennedy. Then both of these maximum rulers were assassinated by a political hierarchy that was united only in their agreement that the emperor had to be murdered. In both cases the coup plotters convinced themselves that these public executions were for the good of the nation. But the reality is it was all about power. As soon as both of the corpses were cold the varying political players of the day began maneuvering for strategic advantage. Eventually, Rome ripped itself apart in civil war and today where the once great Roman empire stood we have a bevy of various nations. The people speak different languages and have differing cultural morays.

In both cultures the people were the last to find out what was really going on. They had no understanding of how the various corrupt power centers were each selfishly vying against one another for dominance and wealth. People went about their daily routines unaware of the grief that lay just on the horizon. Eventually, after Rome split into two pieces it was ravages by the hordes of barbarians until all that is left of Rome is a city inside of the nation of Italy. Will Washington, DC one day be the capital of some emerging future east coast nation?

There is a distinct possibility for exactly the same reasons as the fall of the Roman empire - general public ignorance of what was really happening behind the scenes by greedy, power hungry tyrants who cared more for the possibility of being emperor than the survival of the nation. This is exactly what is occurring today with our secret ruling oligarchy. In America there are competing power centers all with daggers drawn ready to stab one another in the back. The Bush/Chaney power center is wounded by their failed coup attempt on the U.S. Congress in 2001. But they still have a minority of support from within the military and are therefore still dangerous. Fortunately, it appears a majority of the military elite have revolted against Bush/Chaney which is why these coup plotters have been blocked from the next phase of their operation which entailed exploding a nuke in a U.S. city, blaming it on Iran then nuking them before anybody could ask any questions.

So we still have that pesky Congress around and it appears the Republicans will be slaughtered in the fall elections. Even so we are certainly not out of the woods yet but there is cause for hope. We have the Internet. The Romans knew something was wrong only when they noticed a barbarian having his way with their Roman wife. The lucky ones got to be slaves for the new rulers. Today, there is a remote possibility that people feeling the pain of the tyrants' corruption on society will go to the Internet, read this simple explanation of what has happened, what could happen, then pass this link along until a wave of new consciousness arose and swept aside these scoundrels. But I'm storing food and water nonetheless.

3 Comments:

Blogger Angel Garzón said...

Tomás, do not forget to take advantage of your second amendment rights, also keep in mind that when the communists took over all the nations that they have oppressed, the first thing they did was to take away all the guns from the registered owners lists, Cuba was no exception. So do the math, if you buy two shotguns and bring them home after the State/Federal stipulated wait period, keep in mind that two on the list plus so many others NOT on the list, will leave you with that many others in your possession, just to be ready when the Obama hordes come knocking.

The current parallels to the Roman empire are truly frightening, no wonder the education cabal revises history at will, instead of just teaching it as it was, last year Massachusetts' cabal floated the idea of teaching U.S. history beginning at the turn of the 20th century, the rationale that was given stipulated that it is important to save time during the academic school day in order to focus more effectively on contemporary issues and other important subjects. Just take it from there...!!!

1:21 PM  
Blogger Tomás Estrada-Palma said...

Drop me your email. I have a preliminary economy plan for you to look at. Thanks.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Angel Garzón said...

Oye mi hermano, tu la tienes de hace rato. No me digas que se te perdió. Ya te dije que te tienes que comprár un UPS.

2:54 PM  

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