There was no intention to write today.
The fine days of an Indian Summer are bestowing harmony and peace to this little part of Ireland, but… 265 more words
… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses… 74 more words
Bread and Circuses: How dystopian fantasy distracts us from our dystopian reality.
By Glenn Ashton
16 July 2014
Two millennia ago the Roman commentator Juvenal wrote of “panem et circensis,” bread and circuses, to demonstrate how the masses had abandoned political responsibility in exchange for full bellies and extreme entertainment. 1,007 more words
Poor Premier Hancock. Remember him. He tried to pull off the “bread and circuses” gambit—and kicked over a hornet’s nest.
The phrase “bread and circuses” was coined the Romans. 746 more words