Panem et Circenses

January 31, 2011 at 4:44 pm 6 comments

By Good Ole Boy/Jim

Bread and Circuses are now signaling the end of our country as they did Rome. Our public is overly enamored with professional sports such as football, basket ball, and NASCAR. A very large part  our taxes go for welfare and other social programs and are increasing every year.

The poet Juvenal said in one of his satires “Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions, everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things, bread and circuses.

Obama and the left have put our nation in ever increasing debt and continue to throw out bread to unions and social programs. Thomas Jefferson had prescience about  what could destroy our country.

Jefferson Quotes

If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.

And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude

I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.

If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, and give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses; And the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they do now, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains around the necks of our fellow sufferers; And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second, that second for a third, and so on ’til the bulk of the society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering … And the forehorse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.

It would be well worth it for all politicians to heed Jefferson.

If all the sports fans knew as much about our politicians and president as they do about their sports teams we might not have the problems we do now.

As with Rome we are weakening from within, they fell to the Goths from the north while we to the Mexicans from the south and Muslims from the east.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. paleryder  |  February 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    The only reason to heed Jefferson’s words would be for the betterment of this country. Everything they do is for democrat party power and control, and the country be damned. These are not politicians who are merely wrong. These are politicians on a mission to defeat and destroy everything great about America,deliberately and intentionally. The most dangerous enemy this nation has ever faced is the current crop of DC dems and the lying traitors of the American media.

    • 2. GoodOleBoy  |  February 1, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      They are out to destroy the character of the founders also, they try to demean them through slavery. Not all even owned slaves and many thought it wrong’ Even those who did does not diminish their greatness.

  • 3. C. Rich  |  February 3, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Ring, Ring, Ring
    The bells of your life’s story
    Pounding in your head

    Sing, Sing, Sing
    Your end has appeared
    Now your dreams are dead

    Death is the fire
    The spark is lit
    Watch it burn

    Hello, Hello, Hello
    Your cries fall on deaf ears
    Exit your own reality

    Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye
    To all that was real
    Your borrowed soul the fatality

    Death is the fire
    The spark is lit
    Watch it burn

    Why, Why, Why
    Did it all have to end
    What have you learned

    What, What, What
    Could possibly be next
    After we make this turn

    Death is the fire
    The spark is lit
    Watch it burn

    • 4. GoodOleBoy  |  February 3, 2011 at 8:41 am

      Don’t quite know how to respond to that.

  • 5. 1dragon  |  February 4, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Any Sy-Fi guy will tell you that if you change the past it will affect the future. Now think about that for a minute……….. Obama and his goones along with his buddies at Google are changing history. Either they are deleting it, not teaching it correctly or they are just lying about it. Example: Global Warming is caused by Co2. Co2 is what humans exhale and plants inhale. If there is to much Co2 then we need to plant more trees. Things Obama said in the past are gone. No Record of them at all. Not only does this change the present, it changes the past and the future.
    Well, Change is here……….. it’s just not the way I remembered.

    • 6. GoodOleBoy  |  February 10, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      Also the amount of CO2 is 0.03+ and it is not a real green house gas until it gets to .3 and it has only been raised int the thousands .00X


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