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....Maybe Rome architected our future and it will be a totalitarian world where we will all be drugged and entertained, asleep and living almost like into a virtual life, where people are contented with their servitude and without any freedom....
Ovid's writing in the Ars Amatoria concerned the serious crime of adultery, and he may have been banished for these works which appeared subversive to the emperor's moral legislation. However, because of the long distance of time between the publication of this work (1 BC) and the exile (8 AD), some authors suggest that Augustus used the poem as a mere justification for something more personal.
The Emperor's grandchildren, Agrippa Postumus and Julia the Younger, were banished around the time of his banishment; Julia's husband, Lucius Aemilius Paullus, was put to death for conspiracy against Augustus, a conspiracy about which Ovid might have known.
The five books of the elegiac Tristia, a series of poems expressing the poet's despair in exile and advocating his return to Rome, are dated to 9–12 AD. The Ibis, an elegiac curse poem attacking an adversary at home may also be dated to this period. The Epistulae ex Ponto, a series of letters to friends in Rome asking them to effect his return, are thought to be his last compositions, with the first three books published in 13 AD and the fourth book between 14 and 16 AD.
No one knows for sure why the Roman poet Ovid was exiled from Rome. He was a prolific poet that latter influenced such literary giants as Shakespeare, Chaucer, Dante and Milton....
“... Over the last quarter-century, historians have by and large ceased writing about the role of ruling elites in the country's evolution. Or if they have taken up the subject, they have done so to argue against its salience for grasping the essentials of American political history. Yet there is something peculiar about this recent intellectual aversion, even if we accept as true the beliefs that democracy, social mobility, and economic dynamism have long inhibited the congealing of a ruling stratum. This aversion has coincided, after all, with one of the largest and fastest-growing disparities in the division of income and wealth in American history....Neglecting the powerful had not been characteristic of historical work before World War II. ” hnn.us...
...We have verified history of official government propaganda having infiltrated corporate media. The Church Senate Committee hearings had the cooperation of CIA Director William Colby’s testimony that over 400 CIA operatives were controlling US corporate media reporting on specific issues of national interest in what they called Operation Mockingbird. This stunning testimony was then confirmed by Pulitzer Prize reporter Carl Bernstein’s research and reporting. Of course, corporate media refused to publish Bernstein’s article and it became the cover-story for Rolling Stone. Bernstein provides additional information of CIA control in the Senate report and corporate media subsequent reporting:
“Pages 191 to 201 were entitled “Covert Relationships with the United States Media.” “It hardly reflects what we found,” stated Senator Gary Hart. “There was a prolonged and elaborate negotiation [with the CIA] over what would be said.”...
Originally posted by crimvelvet
reply to post by QtheQ
It is a serious mistake to think just because we have a piece of paper, the Constitution, that says we have the freedom of speech, that freedom of speech and the reporting of truth actually exists. For me it has been a real eye opener.
The pyramid of control and duplicity behind the scenes often leads to either the Mossad whose motto is “By Way of Deception Thou Shalt Do War” versus the military Society of Jesus (SJ) which is cloaked in the black robes of religion and the Roman Catholic Church. On the surface it would appear the Mossad or intelligence apparatus of Israel would be the clear mover and shaker in the global control of governments and people. What is the perception of the roles of these two groups in geopolitical world affairs and which group is in actual control?