Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Roman Imperialism = Catholicism (video)

Arzamas, 5/30/17; Pfc. Sandoval, Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Kwan Yin Bodhisattva
By its own admission the Roman Catholic Church is a continuation, the overtly surviving aspect of the "Holy Roman Empire. It was "Saint"/Emperor Constantine's psy-op (psychological operation, public relations, and propaganda campaign) to rule a massive and disparate imperial realm. This is not elitist Jewish-Christianity, it is universal Christianity and so it is called Catholicism from the word catholic, "universal." Five hundred princes wanting to rule parts of Italy found a way to get incredibly rich and stay in power by creating the most successful patriarchal corporation in history. 

Kwan Yin as Virg-Yin Mary
It is not a democracy but a severe militant organization with top-down rule from the "father" (pope/head patriarch) and the heavenly "sky-father" above that. The angels are legions of "hosts," armies, battalions, forces, good-guy militants in this conception. It is much the same in some forms of Buddhism around the figure of Sakka, King of the Devas (King of Kings, Lord of Lords), a kind of St. Michael archangel figure, who rules over the Realm of the Four Great Sky Kings or Regents and another "heaven" one level up, where 33 "lords" (ruling-devas) are led by him.

Like militant, patriarchal, and sexist Catholicism, Mahayana Buddhism (the much larger universalist branch of the tradition) idolizes not the historical Buddha but the Goddess of Mercy Kwan Yin, Buddhism's Virgin Mary.

VIDEO: Ancient Rome in 20 minutes
Emperor Julius Caesar, the Colosseum, the Republic, Nero, geese, plebeians, legions -- everything you once knew but forgot, in a crash course video by Arzamas. Narrated by Brian Cox. "Ancient Rome in 20 minutes" is a Russian version of a Russian video by Arzamas.

There have a few other projects in English: Russian Art in the 20th Century (arzamas.academy). Who are you in 1917 Russia? (arzamas.academy/materials/1269). Taunt Like The Bard (a Shakespeare insult generator).

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