Depending on your nerd cred you may know of the similarities between the ancient republic of Rome and the United States. However, with certain events across America transpiring we here at ANN believe this history should be told. If for no other reason than avoiding the mistakes of the past. Mark Twain once said, “History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, but It Often Rhymes” and that is truest when comparing ancient Rome and the United States.
Outcasts and the dispossessed make up their populations, both spent their earliest days as subjects to a monarch before revolting and establishing a republic, then establishing itself further by conquering neighboring civilizations. The Americans with their surrounding tribes and the Romans with the Etruscan’s and the Samnites. Later having their capitals laid siege because of wars not complete, they took this as a point to grow, manifesting their destinies, and engaging in wars of distant lands that granted them unrivaled power/ wealth. The Roman republic had a form of welfare called a grain doll. A necessity generated from growing poverty. The politics of both these nations split between two factions. In Rome between the Optimates and the Popularise and in America the Republicans and Democrats. Various economic crises necessitated economic reform and populist figures emerge. Mysteriously these populists are murdered before they can make these reforms. In the Roman republic this populist called himself Tiberius Gracchus and in America John F. Kennedy. New Populist leaders later arise Gaius Gracchus in Rome and former president Donald J. Trump in America. The history of America is so similar to Rome it begs the question. Will America continue to follow this pattern and have a civil war?
Once we Americans voted for our state legislators and those state legislators proposed laws in a manner outlined by robust and bulwarked Constitution. Today we vote in our national President/ local Governor and hope they obey our will in crushing our opponents via executive order. No compromise, no debate, no acknowledgement of humanity in reference to the other. If you disagree with the left, then you are automatically a racist, sexist, homophobic, alt-right, neo-Nazi, fascist, bigot, anti-science, insurrectionist, and so on. If you disagree with the right, then you are automatically a leftist, communist, fascist, anti-freedom, pedophile, demon KKK rat, and so on. Dear American, I beseech you to pick a team and choose wisely. Conflict in this country is inevitable, both factions are growing, hoaxes are perpetrated by both sides as a means of generating hate for the other, and soon you must choose.