In New Rome

“In new Rome there walked three men, a Judas, a Brutus and a spy,” wrote Union counter-intelligence chief Colonel Lafayette Baker in secret coded messages.

“New Rome” meant Washington, DC. (Background: Who Will Guard the Guards?, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, August 13, 2018.)

In new Rome there walked three men, a Judas, a Brutus and a spy. Each planned that he should be the king when Abraham should die. One trusted not the other but they went on for that day, waiting for that final moment when, with pistol in his hand, one of the sons of Brutus could sneak behind that cursed man and put a bullet in his brain and lay his clumsey [sic] corpse away. As the fallen man lay dying, Judas came and paid respects to one he hated, and when at last he saw him die, he said, “Now the ages have him and the nation now have I.” But, alas, fate would have it Judas slowly fell from grace, and with him went Brutus down to their proper place. But lest one is left to wonder what happened to the spy, I can safely tell you this, it was I. (Col. Lafayette Baker [1])

In Old Rome, the Gracchi had relied on random mobs to help further their political agenda. But Publius Sulpicius Rufus, Tribune of the plebs in 88 B.C., “advanced” Roman politics by his invention of the professional street gang. [2] This is like what we have now with Antifa.

Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, though, one-upped Sulpicious. Sulla took a Roman legion and marched right into Rome. Why was Sulla marching right into Rome? “To deliver her from tyrants,” he said. [2] Sulla was “draining the swamp,” so to speak.

Sulla declared 12 men in Rome to be “Enemies of the State.” At the top of the list was Sulpicius. He and the other 11 were “outlawed”, meaning they were no longer protected by Roman law and anyone might murder them with impunity. You can bet that Sulpicious tried to skedaddle out of town. But that didn’t help Sulpicius in the end: within a day, Sulpicius was betrayed by a slave and executed. [2]

After Sulla had “drained the swamp”, he turned his army around and marched out of Rome. [2]

Which brings us to President Donald Trump’s planned military parade in New Rome (Washington, DC). The last such parade I can recall was at the end of the Civil War, when the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) marched right into New Rome. You could say that maybe Trump was like Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, wanting to march an army right into Rome. Unfortunately, Trump’s Sulla II military parade got cancelled due to a bunch of bureaucrats in New Rome. If only Sulpicius had known the trick of red tape back in the old Roman times, he too might have prevented an army marching into the Eternal City.

——- Sources ——-
[1] Anatomy of an Assassination, by John Cottrell. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1966.
[2] The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic, by Mike Duncan. New York: Hachette Book Group, 2017.

 

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Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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