In the latter days of the Roman Empire it was mob rule that guided Rome to its eventual demise. Emperors remained in power for as long as the mob was entertained and distracted. Emperors recognized the power of the mob and used it to increase their popularity and gain support for radical reforms and much like the Roman Emperors of old who used the mobs to advance their agenda today very little has changed.
America stands on the edge of a fiscal cliff. There is gridlock in Washington and both sides appear to be unwilling to compromise. Where is President Obama? Why isn’t he in Washington leading? Because Obama recognizes the power of the mob and he’s still in campaign mode traveling around the country stirring the mob up. Check out the below video.
Notice the reaction of the crowd when he injects the right to work issue. They go crazy. He’s playing to the emotions of the mob. He’s using the mob to generate support. Does Obama really care whether or not a state votes to become a right to work state? It doesn’t matter because he knows the union workers in Michigan do care and he uses their care for this issue to garner support. Why do you think he brought it up so early in the speech? Because he knew the mob would gobble it up in-turn setting the tone for the rest of the speech. He’s using these good people and they don’t even realize it. It’s a sad thing to observe in America.
Below is a clip from the movie Gladiator that pretty much sums up Obama’s America. It’s not the best quality but you’ll get the point.
Gracchus Fear and wonder, a powerful combination.
Falco: You really think people are going to be seduced by that?
Gracchus: I think he knows what Rome is. Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them and they’ll be distracted. Take away their freedom and still they’ll roar. The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the senate, it’s the sand of the coliseum. He’ll bring them death – and they will love him for it.
This is what democracy looks like America…mob rule.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!