Crossing the Rubicon - USA style?

A good friend of mine is reading Roman history right now and so this is how I learned, just yesterday from him, that on January 10th, 49 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River which started the Roman Civil War. The war lasted four years with Caesar ultimately winning and becoming dictator of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire replaced what was the Roman Republic. The Republic had a 482 year lifespan.


My friend points out that there are many interesting comparisons to the Roman Republic and the US Republic of today. Many people had become complacent, self-indulgent, and apathetic as life has become easy for many. Back in 49 BC, Rome had conquered most of the known world and the elites were extremely wealthy and greedy while the Senators and legislators were very corrupt. Augustus was the leader, and the mainstream were content that he remained leader, so all elections were rigged to keep him in power as he allowed them their plunder, corruption, and dominance. The common man was mostly a slave or peasant and they had no one to stand up for them. Hence Julius Caesar. Sound anything like what is going on down south?


Oh, and yesterday, it is rumoured the Trump signed the Insurrection Act. Did Trump just cross the Rubicon? Time will tell. All I can say is that I read two of Trump’s books back in 2012 when I was faced with rogue corruption from within my own business. The man is full of cockiness and bravado which gave me strength at a time I needed it most. I am glad my daughters never brought a man like him home to meet me, but he is a street fighter. I have no idea if he crossed the proverbial Rubicon yesterday but after reading his books, I doubt he will go away with his reputation sullied.


Last week was a full-on assault of Trump’s character and today they are trying to impeach him. I am not denouncing nor defending Trump for what happened at the Capitol on January 6th, you can do your own research and come to your own conclusions. And, I blogged about the event last week. If you are curious use www.duckduckgo and not Google for any searches if you want both sides of this, or any story.


Which brings me to the cancellation of Trump and mainstream conservative voices by Big Tech over the weekend. First off, Twitter and Facebook banned Trump and many of his followers from their platforms. So, conservatives decided to move to Parler which is a newcomer that competes with Twitter. Then Apple and Google removed Parler from their App stores. Then Amazon wanted in on the attack and shut off their servers that Parler was renting, thus shutting down Parler and cancelling any meetings between conservatives. So, conservatives moved to Telegram. Telegram is a place where you can text similar to WhatsApp (owned by Facebook (lol) and Facebook Messenger. And so, Google and Apple announced plans to remove Telegram from their App Stores. Whew! And to think I just got rid of my Blackberry four months ago for an iPhone! Bad timing.


Then the lawmakers decided to impeach Trump. Impeach him 9 days before his term is up? We know that Big Tech spent more on electing Biden than any other source. What are Big Tech and the lawmakers afraid of? (by lawmakers I mean both Republican and Democrat, there is not much to differentiate them from each other) Biden got more votes than any President in history, smashingly more popular than even Barack Obama. Why would they need to censor their opposition? Why impeach a President 9 days before he’s done? Something must be up, these actions do not make sense, and it all seems to carry an enormous amount of panic


Abraham Lincoln said, “If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide." In my opinion Lincoln was denouncing mob violence which would lead to chaos, provoking the public to demand law and order. For three months this summer we saw cities burn and riots like the USA has never saw. On January 6th we saw a few hundred rogue people breech the Capitol and sadly, a woman was shot. That shot does not make sense and didn't fit in with the rest of the shenanigans that went on.


When it comes to the breech there are tons of videos that show the police were complicit with the break in. Here is a snippet of what I watched. (there is much more, like some congress people hiding under desks while others looked bored standing by their desks texting.)


1. A group of young men came running up to a gate that was manned by only two or three police officers. These guys came with backpacks, helmets, goggles, and face coverings, not normal attire for Trump supporters, but, who knows, maybe that was the schtick, gotta keep an open mind. After a brief and ridiculous scuffle with the police they easily jumped the fence while another police officer opened the gates and waved his arm for others to come in.


2. Inside the Capitol building a police officer backs up from a very lethargic group of men dressed in black. He pretends to tell them to stop but conveniently backs up two flights of stairs and leads them right to the chambers where Pelosi’s office is. Upon arrival in the rotunda more officers meet the “protesters”, faces covered with black scarves, and the cop that led them there can be heard saying to the other cops, “they all good’. My biggest question of that was, who was holding the camera that was ahead of the “police officer,” basically leading him up the stairs? I half expected to see John Candy, Leslie Nielsen and John Belushi show up.


The next 9 or 10 days should prove to be interesting. If the Republican and Democratic lawmakers are successful in impeaching Trump his 70 million supporters, the common man and woman, will almost certainly rise up. If Trump has truly invoked the Insurrection Act, the elites in government, Big Tech and the academia will likely do the same.


I said it before and I say it again, pray for America as they might be in for some dark days ahead.


Buckle up. This could be nothing or it could be the battle for the Republic.


Yours in love of Freedom and Truth,


Daryl