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Bread and Circuses - The Opium of the Masses

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posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 09:14 AM
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Amazing video i just found on Bread and Circuses

Bread and Circuses is a metaphor for a simplistic means of appeasement. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the creation of public approval, not through exemplary or excellent public service or public policy, but through the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements of a populace. The phrase also implies the erosion or ignorance of civic duty amongst the concerns of the common man.

In modern usage, the phrase has become an adjective to deride a populace that no longer values civic virtues and the public life. To many across the political spectrum, left and right, it connotes the triviality and frivolity that defined the Roman Empire prior to its DECLINE.

video by rageunderground





posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 01:35 AM
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that was so cool


i remember seeing that animation before, i think its in a lift or something, can you imagine seeing that coming back down and going to hell haha.

but i like the voiceover takes it from just art to something with a message.
and yes, bread and circuses... keeping the masses distracted from real issues since 44 BC



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