These words symbolize the greatest accomplishment of the Roman Empire, and perhaps in all of recorded history.
They represent a time period of approximately two hundred years, wherein the Roman Republic ended and the Empire reached its height as far as population, engineering, infrastructure, and the arts. During this time the Mediterranean region, under the flag of Caesar’s empire, starting with The First Citizen Augustus and ending around the time of Marcus Aurelius, was at relative peace, stability, and prosperity.
The hypothesis here is that this time period symbolizes what an ‘enlightened’ tyranny is capable of and serves as the model for the ruling elite of modern day.
Wiki entry on the Pax Romana:
The concept of Pax Romana was highly influential, and attempted to be imitated in the Byzantine Empire as well as in the Christian West, where it morphed into the Peace and Truce of God (pax Dei and treuga Dei).
Wiki is of use on this point since the facts surrounding this time frame are not in significant dispute. Note “Highly influential”, meaning it was studied by many in the various strata of Roman society and beyond.
What ended the Pax Romana?
Generally the consensus is that the incompetence and debauchery of Commodus, son of Marcus Aurelius ended the Pax Romana. He was unable to maintain the stability that had preceded him.
What did the modern day Masters of the Universe learn from the Pax Romana?
The maxim “divide and conquer” is generally attributed to Philip II of Macedon, Alexander’s father, who united Greece. However, his empire never grew large enough to fully implement this strategy, and his son, generally conquered by force in his short reign, never really utilizing political intrigue.
Julius Caesar, fascinated by the Greek conquests and having studied them in detail, fully used the concept having advanced it to an art form. His conquests were quickly divided into separately managed provinces and restrictions were placed on their economic and interpersonal interactions.
Discord was sewn among the conquered, spies were used, supporters financed, opposition quickly broken up into smaller feuding factions and destroyed piecemeal. He also extensively used the distractions of “bread and circuses“, staging massive displays of entertainment, and building race tracks in conquered lands.
Machiavelli was quite liberal in his praise of this strategy in The Prince, a book not unnoticed by the powers that be.
When many powerful persons are united against one, who, although no match for the others collectively, is also powerful, the chances are more in favour of this single and less powerful person, than of the many who together are much stronger… it will always happen that, by exercising a little dexterity, the one will be able to divide the many, and weaken the force which was strong while it was united.The Discourses: III, 11
Julius Caesar has such an effect on the modern world today, it can hardly be conceived, although many of those who rule us are keenly aware of this.
But to make a long story short, his death marked the end of the Roman Republic and the start of the Roman Empire. His name became a title, and he was deified by his adopted son Augustus, the first Roman to receive that honor, who shortly himself became the “Son of the Divine”.
His connection to future Christian doctrine will be addressed in later posts. He was a significant progenitor of “realpolitik”, utilizing various psychologically manipulative methods of mass control and deception to retain power.
Wiki entry on the guiding maxims and tactics of the “divide and conquer” strategy:
-creating or encouraging divisions among the subjects to prevent alliances that could challenge the sovereign.
-aiding and promoting those who are willing to cooperate with the sovereign.
-fostering distrust and enmity between local rulers.
-encouraging meaningless expenditures that reduce the capability for political and military spending.
What does this have to do with our recent history and current events?
As you can see, the rulers and elites of those empires that came before have had a keen understanding of the human mind and have used psychological warfare to its utmost to maintain power. Only the incompetence and debauchery of some rulers allowed their enemies to muster themselves into a cogent force so as to attempt challenge the power of the dominant force.
The end of the Pax Romana was the beginning of the end for the Roman Empire.
It was a lesson learned after the failure of the Pax Romana that has taught the ruling elite of our day that to maintain power those opposed to your authority must be controlled, not necessarily by force, but through psychological and surreptitious means wherein the discord is among your enemies, so as to keep them off balance, and to keep them from realizing they are being dominated by a higher power and uniting against you.
And this is what the Roman Empire failed to do toward the end of the Pax Romana, which allowed its enemies to form a fascistic-style conglomerate force unable to be resisted by the legions.
The “divide and conquer” strategy was used through the middle ages by what was left of the Roman Empire, the Vatican.
Which no longer had the legions, or the catapults, the gladius, or the generals, but it did have a very far reaching intelligence apparatus, as the first intelligence agency in history.
It had the means and the devoted agents to reach deep into all other western nations subservient to its doctrines, and foment the division it needed to maintain its hegemony on its claimed temporal power over the physical world.
This strategy continued through the centuries of crusades from 1100CE-1300CE, which saw the Pope calling on their “subservient” kings and noblemen to drop everything and in the name of God die and kill the “Saracen hordes” in a far off land to capture Jerusalem. The land Vatican simply wanted as its own, and for no other reason than power over the earth.
Therefore, for hundreds of years the attention and emotional fury of Europe was captured by the artificially created conflict with the Arabs, and none dared to challenge the dominant doctrine, which may still prevail today, that God had ordained the Pope rule from Jerusalem.
Divide and conquer was utilized by the banking powers that arose in the 16th century to keep Britannia and the other European powers at seemingly never-ending war with one another, because the Money Masters understood that if a given ruling power refuses to do your bidding you can’t force him to comply by force because you have no army, but you can create and finance an enemy for him to focus on and to go into great debt to do so, then control is self-executing and virtually assured, when the loans are called, defaulted, and foreclosed upon.
Napoleon was keenly aware of sewing discord into opposing armies by various means.
This strategy may be seen today in a broad array of applications; from sporting competition generally, to the innumerable religious factions within any one religion, to racial division, to class division, to gender division, to political conflict, to international conflicts such as the entire period of the “Cold War”, to the various civil wars raging through previous decades…
Of course the Puppet Masters rarely go to fight the wars they foment, unless for political gain, and rarely are they ever in real harm’s way.
Let us not forget the technological division which puts us in front of a screen for inordinate periods of time to pursue our virtual realities away from physical social interaction and formation of natural human bonds.
This is no incident of technological advancement; it is the technocratic plan all along to bind us all into a virtual world wide web of control so that unity and resistance can never materialize.
Hopefully the above has elucidated how a few highly significant historical events pertain to contemporary society, and continue to powerfully affect each one of us daily, thousands of years later.
These historical lessons were not forgotten by those who seek global domination and the universal re-creation of their ideal Pax Romana, or we might call it the New World Order, the One World Government, globalization, or internationalism.
By examining the parallels of history to modern day events we should be forced to consider that the more things change the more they stay the same, and to filter the information we are bombarded with through the prism of historical context.
We frequently hear the tired maxim “if we fail to learn from history we are doomed to repeat it”, well, that is precisely the point, isn’t it?