A Call for American Patricians
Note: BARBARIC VITALISM is coming soon. Awaiting arrival of proof. If it all checks out, it will be sent to amazog to be published. Expect it to be out by the end of this week or the next in paperback and ebook
When Rome was founded, the senate was formed by its founder, Romulus. Romulus picked out a hundred men for the first senate and these men he called The Fathers. We know them as the PATRICIANS. For the Roman Republic, the idea of a king was as abhorrent to the Romans as it was later for the Americans. You can make the argument that the greatness of Rome came from the Republic and the Patrician class itself. Not every king is a good king. Monarchy may be — as claimed by Arthur Schopenhauer — natural to man, but you aren’t guaranteed a powerful warlord.
The Romans were controlled by a senate which elected two consuls to lead its legions. These consuls headed the Roman legions and were, you can say the duel kings of Rome for their term. Their term, however, was only a year. Their purpose as consul was to make their family greater. To bring honor and glory to their family name. The best way to do this was to win wars and come home to a TRIUMPH which was a parade, paid for by the consul, where the consul himself was the centerpiece of the parade as he showed the Romans what he accomplished during his term. There was no concept of nation-state, these Romans worshipped their ancestors and were devoted to the greatness of their bloodlines.
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