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Current Sexual Corruption Like Ancient Roman Lifestyle

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posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 05:04 AM
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The source of our western culture, Ancient Greece and Rome, has a huge influence on our governmental system. This is not to say that it has little influence over our society at large of course, but certainly a greater one on rich and powerful citizens. So it is no surprise to hear about people in our current culture who use their position of power for the sexual exploitation of people of lower social standing. It was typical of Ancient Roman citizens to sexually exploit their underlings, however, they would never exploit their fellow Roman citizens, that is one major difference between then and now.


. . . it was perfectly acceptable for people on the lower rungs of society ― slaves, prostitutes, gladiators, refugees ― to be sexually exploited and abused by rich and powerful Roman citizens.



. . . it was normal and even expected for Roman men to have sexual playthings apart from their wives. This meant having sex with concubines and young boys.


Huffington Post Article

That article is interesting in its own rights, but illustrates the similarity to today's situation. I'm no Western history expert, but it was something I noticed and thought I would post here.




posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 05:11 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

Slaves in The U.S. where sexually exploited by their Masters and Owners.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 05:11 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

To be honest I don't think it has anything to do with them. This is possibly true with any form or derivative not necessarily a derivative of the Greeks or Romans. Islam is an example and any such country.

Huffington Post lmao
edit on 21-11-2017 by ksiezyc because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 05:19 AM
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a reply to: ksiezyc

Yeah, Huffpo, it was that or the daily fail!

Still it illustrates my point. I do see your point as well. Would you say that sexual exploitation is a symptom of cultural decay?

Got any academic sources anyone?
edit on 21-11-2017 by MichiganSwampBuck because: for clarity



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 05:35 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

I was thinking about that today, it's become corrupt in every way, just like Roman Times. I don't think there's any lack of perversity in our Society that doesn't resemble Romes.

It's a sick place we're living in, people worship porn more than they worship Honor, that's the problem.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 05:42 AM
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a reply to: AngelicIRage

Apparently Roman men were expected to have sex with young boys, they were fair game unless they were Roman citizens that deserved respect. At least they honored their Roman citizenship, I doubt many today in our culture have that type of honor.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 05:42 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

Ambitious, deviant people rise to the pinnacle of power so they can be secure in their deviance. Thats why the corruption, debt, wars, just the tip of the iceberg.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 05:58 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

Not really, while it did took place, sometimes it was frowned upon , if you were thinking of the Greeks, then yeah that'd be a thing among them.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 06:08 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

There is no similarity ....


That’s nonesense..


Rome didn’t have a sexual Assault problem, they had a “rape in the middle of the colosseum” issue....

They had a chattle slavery issue..

They had a emporor is raping the wives up the senators in front of them...again, problem..



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 06:16 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

Actually, our generation of leaders supposedly worship Baal. A Cartheginian god /lifestyle.


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posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 06:26 AM
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a reply to: tadaman

According to who, lol???

Alex Jones..



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

I think its where society becomes lost in decadence , they become so engorged in their power struggles they care less and less about others and less about being compassionate and more about themselves.

it's like the nazi's and their 20 days of sodom

they become so full of power they become crazy and start to do things without a care for the consequences.
I dont think we are there just yet but yes I can agree our society has become so full of itself the cracks are starting to show.

this is a multi faceted problem which cant be solved by tearing down one system and replacing it with another.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 06:45 AM
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Bertrand Russell talks about this promiscuity of society and the pedophiles and rapists etc.

He said that the Spartans combated this by making all the females and young children wear relatively no clothing during exercise and play time .
So that there would be nothing they hadnt seen that would distract them.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 06:49 AM
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originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: tadaman
According to who, lol???

Alex Jones..

That wasn't Baal , that was Ceres, saw his doc.
edit on 21-11-2017 by Spider879 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 07:05 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

In Afghanistan that is still very much in their culture. They have their Dancing Boys, the logic being that women aren't allowed to dance as its immoral and provocative so they have boys, they aren't allowed to have sex with women outside marriage so they do it to boys instead, but as they are boys and not men its not homosexual either. Cherry picking at its best

Aghan Dancing Boys



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck


This is a "smoke screen" in order to keep the masses busy w/crap that doesn't matter, legislation gets passed and the masses are 'none the wiser'...

See: U.S. Liberty Act

This allows the Gov't. or one of its designees to search Your electronic property w/out a Search Warrant (Bye Bye 4th Amendment)

So watch what You type and

Stay Hydrated...

P.S. This started back w/the Presidential Erections. The first guy that got accused becomes President (Trump the Zionist™) yet everyone gets 'sacrificed' NEVER to do any 'time' and if any monetary compensation is expected then the US Taxpayer gets to pay the fine(s) and also the pension of the offender(s).
Pretty sure a couple of them will get totally $i¢k of politics™ and just sail off into the sunset...



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

Its not only that "Ancient Greece and Rome, has a huge influence on our governmental system."

The descendants of the people of Ancient Greece and Rome *are* many of the people you see before your eyes.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 09:20 AM
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I think a part of the problem may simply be the human sex drive. If differs in intensity from person to person.
Those that are partaking in these practices probably have stronger sexual urges than many, and so those with lower drives simply can't understand it.
Not everyone within such circles take part, but the ones who do can't resist. Even those with stronger urges that do not initially agree with many of the things that go on may end up becoming somewhat desensitized after being exposed to it for long enough.
Many probably go through the same problem as those addicted to porn. What they started off viewing begins to no longer excite them so they need to try a new area of pornography. They end up running out of things that turn them on so they keep trying to find new things, which usually ends up being harder and darker areas of porn. It would be no different for people who have enough power to actually do the things that others can only watch. They will constantly search for that next thing that will excite them, which will inevitably lead to more perverse sex.
Drugs would be another comparison. Sex itself come become like a drug to many.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 09:25 AM
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doesnt anyone really miss that time, damn....

useless topic...

3rd lame.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 09:42 AM
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The more money one accumulates the more freedoms one enjoys.
After catching the carrot on the string what is left for one to engage in?

Self betterment? Money does that being the end all be all.







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