Julius Caesar There is no doubt that, as senator, I would try to limit Julius Caesars political power. However, unlike the majority of senators, who strived to prevent Caesar from concentrating legislative and executive powers in his hands, only because it was undermining their political influence, I would associate the biggest threat to the Roman society, with the fact that Caesar was exploiting marginalization of Romans to push his personal agenda. The reason why Caesar became so popular among citizens is that he suggested that engaging in activities associated with spiritual deprivation, on the part of Romans, was natural. Caesar is a classical example of populist and political opportunist, who cared only about increasing his popularity among Romans with the mean of psychological manipulation. At the time of triumvirate, Roman society began to loose its integrity, because it was becoming increasingly multicultural. As result, ordinary Romans were being slowly deprived of psychological qualities that allowed their ancestors to build and to maintain the greatest civilization in the history of Europe. They were being increasingly preoccupied with satisfying their animalistic urges, which is why, in order to gain public support, Roman politicians of the time needed to promise masses bread and entertainment, as the ultimate mean of increasing their political influence.
Caesar was aware of the negative effects of spiritual degeneracy becoming the normal way of life to the majority of Romans citizens; however, he was also aware that it was something that he could use to his own benefits. This is why he used to spend his personal money to organize gladiators fights in Coliseum. As it turned out, this allowed him to gain reputation of a politician who cared about ordinary citizens, even though nothing could be further from the truth. Nevertheless, at that time in Roman history, there were still many influential senators left, who thought that the well-being of a nation represented empirical value. They understood that Caesar needed to be removed from the office, because otherwise, it would only be the matter of time, before the last remains of political freedom in Rome would be eliminated. If I was one of those senators, I would agree with the idea that physical removal of Caesar was only the option to deal with the situation. This is because, even though officially Caesar was just one of many senators, with additional powers, he became emperor, de facto, long before he officially assumed this title.
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In its turn, this meant that any open opposition to his rule would be ruthlessly eliminated. Therefore, it was important for the conspirators to maintain confidentiality about their intentions, until the time when they were ready to act. Thus, as senator, I would agree that, in order to rid the Rome of tyrant, he would have to be killed and that there was no other way to address the issue. However, I would also understand that the killing of Caesar would not solve the problem of Romans turning into the crowd of anti-social elements, who only cared about entertainment. Therefore, Caesars physical elimination could never be thought of as the effective mean of protecting the republican form of government in Rome. This is because it is the socio-political dynamics, within the society, that define the form of government and not just some charismatic leaders. For example, there are many countries in Asia and Africa that are essentially despotisms, even though that the official form of government in these countries is republican.
At the same time, Britain is being referred to as the classical example of democratic society, even though that the form of government in this country is monarchy. Thus, if I was Roman senator, I would join the conspirators, who were intending to kill Caesar, despite the fact that I would understand that this could never serve as the ultimate solution to the problems Roman society was experiencing at the time. This is because I believe that there are moments when we need to act in accordance to our beliefs, despite the fact that this might not be associated with any practical benefits. It is not that Caesar was trying to acquire more political power, which made him dangerous to Rome, in social context of this word, but the fact that he wanted Romans to embrace Asiatic mentality, in order for them to enjoy being slowly turned into slaves. This alone qualified him for physical elimination, as it should be the case in every healthy society. However, at the time when Caesar was killed, Roman society crossed the point of no return. Because of the influx of racially foreign elements in it, this society was doomed to fall as victim of its own existential incapability, four centuries later.
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Even though conspirators in Roman senate were able to kill Caesar, it did not prevent Rome from becoming empire, in traditional context of this word. The only thing that could save Rome, as geopolitical quintessence of European spirit, at the time, was introduction of racial hygiene, as the foundation for all social activities, just as it was the case with ancient Sparta. However, this could simply not be done, because the spiritual corruption of Romans, during the late republican period, deprived them of their original idealism. Even in time, before Caesar took over the political power, many rich Romans would prefer to avoid serving in Roman army, although it was the primary duty of all Roman citizens. Instead, they would pay the government to hire barbarians from abroad to do this for them. This is why Caesars cheep populism was so appealing to many Romans it encouraged them to think that being Roman citizen was only associated with enjoying high standards of living, while it was simply unnecessary for them to understand the notion of social responsibility. Caesar acted just like many politicians in America, who suggest that illegal aliens need to be granted amnesty, only to gain temporary political dividends.
The majority of Americans understand that this would complete the process of U.S. turning into Third World country. However, everybody also understands that it is only the matter of time, before it happens, because America has crossed the line of no return, after embracing the policy of multiculturalism. Thus, even though murder of Caesar did not help Romans to realize their true identity once again, it serves as a good example of how politicians, who exploit socio-political instability to their own advantage, should be dealt with. Therefore, if I was a Roman senator, I would certainly enjoy stabbing Caesar, because I would think of it as executing my duty as responsible politician. At the same time, I would have no illusion of whether this could benefit Roman society in the long run.
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2007. //www.incwell.com/Biographies/Caesar.html Abstract: In this paper, I explain the reasons why I would agree with the idea of eliminating Julius Caesar physically, if I was a Roman senator. Outline: Julius Caesar as corruptor Pp. 1-2 Reasons that justify Caesars murder P. 3.