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Stop voting on fear, or else, the Ides of March prevail.



Well boys and girls, today, March 15th is the day one of our first liberal leaders was murdered by the top 1%.  That's right, The Ides of March and Julius Caesar.  What's that, you didn't know he was a liberal?  Well, yes he was.  He actually took money from the rich and gave to the poor by increasing taxes on them.  He gave the people food, pensions, and most of all dignity.  And like today's top 1% they didn't like it.  So, the wealthy bastards had him killed.  

"Beware the Ides of March!" the augur Spurinna had warned Caesar some days earlier.  But, Caesar didn't listen.  And so, mid-morning on the 15th of March Caesar set off for Pompey's theater, where the Senate was meeting.  En route a friend handed Caesar a note with the details of the assassination plot, but Caesar simply put it with the other letters he was carrying, having no time to read it. 

Entering the theater Caesar saw Spurinna among the crowd. "The Ides of March have come," he mocked.  "Yes," replied the augur, "but they have not yet gone." 

Caesar took his seat, quickly to be surrounded by conspirators who pretended to be paying their respects.  One seized him by the shoulder, and Caesar shook him off, but as he turned away one of the wealthy Casca brothers central to the conspiracy stabbed him just below the throat.  The rest is history.  Taxes were cut and Rome failed.  Kind of like America today under Republican tax cuts.


 

Of course, there is the other point-of-view too.  The one that says Caesar was the first dictator of Rome who rigged elections and took control of the Senate with the help of crooked Senators who let him have his way.  

 

Sound familiar?  It should.  According to her bad-ass article written in History.com, Becky Little tells writes:

Welcome to Rome in the first century B.C.E. The republic that had existed for over 400 years had finally hit a crisis it couldn’t overcome. Rome itself wouldn’t fall, but during this period it lost its republic forever.

The man who played the biggest role in disrupting Rome’s republic was Augustus Caesar, who made himself the first emperor of Rome in 27 B.C.E. By that point, the republic’s political norms had been breaking down for about a century, and Augustus was in a position to take advantage of that.

Read the whole article at History.com and you'll see that Trump and Fox News has begun the Fall of the American Empire by allowing you to close your heart to reality with their lies that there is an enemy.  The only enemy there is is the one you create.  Remember white people, there will always be an enemy if you chose to have one.  If it were possible to Make America Great Again and be an all-white population, then the enemy would be the Mormons, or Catholic's like it was.  

Stop voting on fear, or else, the Ides of March prevail. 




Death of Julius Caesar


The death of Julius Caesar in the Roman Senate.
~~ Radical Sam



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