Thursday, November 13, 2014

Article Number: 9916




Is Caesarism the Conspiracy?





An enormously popular conspiracy theory (that was perhaps best presented



in Taylor Caldwell's novel, A Pillar of Iron [Life of Cicero]) holds that



the ultimate goal of the ruling class/conspiracy for America consists in



moving from the virtues of "Republic" with its rigorous limits on



government power, rule of law, and checks and balances to the degradation



of unlimited rule or "Caesarism" of one man. This theory implies, but



does not often explicitly state, that America as a social organism is in



morphic resonance a la Sheldrake's Presence of the Past with Rome, perhaps



through the intentional seeding of America by the Founders Fathers with



Roman forms and archetypes: bicameral legislature, Senate, architecture,



etc, etc.





Those unfamiliar with the remarkable parallels between the America's



system and history and that of Rome need to read Amaury de Riencourt's The



Coming Caesars and American Empire and Haskell' New Deal In Old Rome.



While Haskell deals with the parallel resort to collectivist economic



measures under the impoverishing strain and drain of Imperial adventure,



more fundamentally, de Riencourt demonstrates the similarity of America's



and Rome's geopolitical positions, namely that of representing a more



powerful new Imperial embodiment of an old culture--America of



England/Europe and Rome of Greece. Rome was responsible for defending



Greece from the alien Parthian empire to the East as America has been



responsible for defending Europe from the hostile Soviet Union to the



East. De Riencourt examines in detail how under the stress of world



empire and domestic economic pressures the tendency toward mass democracy



culminating in Caesarism is inevitable in the Republican system shared by



America and Rome. Though America has so far avoided the fall into true



Caesarism or "Presidents for Life", Franklin Roosevelt can only be viewed



as a very close call, a close call indeed, and other presidents such as



Jackson, Wilson, and Lincoln have risen to near Caesar status.



Apparently, the American system, in contrast to that of Rome, can provide



an "Imperial Presidency" for the duration of a crisis (Military or



Economic), but return rather smoothly to Congressional Bickering after the



crisis has passed.





Perhaps this helps provide a key to where the Taylor Caldwell theory



that "the conspiracy equals Caesarism" misses the mark. It is not



"Caesarism" that the ruling class/conspiracy wants (Caesar can be as



difficult to control as Congress). It is successful World Imperialism



best typified by Rome. Rome's Empire was not a product primarily of the



Emperors, but of the Republic! The Masonic conspiracy modeled America's



political forms on Rome's because they were forms known to be compatible



with the future World Imperial role they sought for America (Novus Ordo



Seclorum--New Order of the Ages). The Masonic conspiracy fashioned a



Presidency that would be "Imperial" as required, but could always be



checked by the "Money Power" through Congress and the Supreme Court, the



States, or the people to avoid the notorious excesses and "flakiness" of



all powerful Emperors that did much to undermine the Roman Empire.





So far, the question in America remains: whose Congress? whose



President? whose Supreme Court? whose Governor? whose People? The



Vatican's or Queen's? Maybe eventually, if the growing "multi-cultural"



ethnic tribalism and "Balkanization" makes America ungovernable



democratically, Whose Caesar!


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