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The Final Days

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


#44 Bread and Circuses

Here’s the next poster –Bread and Circuses.   I especially liked the idea of making Merik look like a crumbling Roman mosaic. His blue eyes gaze out from the past, and of course, in the Roman tradition, all my ‘U’s look like ‘V’s.

Star Trek

Apparently We're Easy to Distract

Duas tantum rex anxius optat, panem et circensus.”
( “The people long eagerly for two things – bread and circuses.”) Juvénal

If you’re online for more than five minutes a day, or have caught mainstream news anytime over the last week, you probably already recognize the reference to… 345 more words

Meaningful Living

Juvenal on the wall.

… 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 we are distracted from reality by modern media

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


Bread, Circuses and the Great Alberta Plate Debate

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

Politics And Government

Bread and Circuses

Curmudgeonly cove that I am, I remain unmoved by the giant puppets being pulled through the city centre. We are told it is “part of the narrative” of the outbreak of World War 1. 331 more words