Crossing the Rubicon, Common Sense, Standard Oil & Metropolis

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  1. Christian

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    On this day in history, January 10, 49 BC...

    Julius Caesar led a single legion south over the Rubicon River to make his way to Rome. Governors of Roman provinces were appointed promagistrates with imperium, which basically gave them the right of command in their province. By crossing the Rubicon, Caesar deliberately broke the law on imperium and made armed conflict inevitable. According to Suetonius, Caesar uttered the famous phrase alea iacta est ("the die has been cast") during this risky action. In modern times, the phrase "Crossing the Rubicon" has become synonymous with committing oneself irrevocably to a risky cause or passing the point of no return.

    Also on this day in history, January 10, 1776...

    Thomas Paine anonymously published his famous pamphlet, "Common Sense," in which he advocated independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Written in clear and persuasive prose, Paine gathered together the moral and political arguments to encourage common people in the Colonies to fight for an egalitarian government.

    Also on this day in history, January 10, 1870...

    John D. Rockefeller incorporated his Standard Oil company, which would eventually make him the world's first billionaire.

    Finally, on this day in history, January 10, 1927...

    Fritz Lang's futuristic silent film "Metropolis" is released in Germany. Purportedly filled with Illuminati and occult symbolism, "Metropolis" tells the tale of the city called Metropolis, which is run by a rich aristocracy and powered below by a miserable working class, who are exploited for their labor. With references to Moloch, the Tower of Babel the film also introduces the subtleties of mind control and transhumanism.