Foreword by Bob Barney, as in my podcast on Tucker Carlson last week Tucker Carlson right now is THE ONLY mainstream media host that is actually speaking The Plain Truth about America's fall into dictatorship. I want everyone to be on the lookout for someone mentioning the phrase "crossing the Rubicon," because we are at the verge of fulfilling it. To cross the Rubicon is a metaphor which means to take an irrevocable step that commits one to a specific course. When Julius Caesar was about to cross the tiny Rubicon River in 49 B.C.E., he quoted from a play by Menander to say "anerriphtho kybos!" or "let the die be cast" in Greek. But what kind of die was Caesar casting and what decision was he making?
You see, like America, before Rome was an Empire, it was a Republic. Julius Caesar was a general of an army of the Republic, based in the north of what is now Northern Italy. He expanded the borders of the Republic into modern France, Spain, and Britain, making him a popular leader. His popularity, however, led to tensions with other powerful Roman leaders. Having successfully led his troops in the north, Julius Caesar became governor of Gaul, part of modern-day France. But his ambitions were not satisfied. He wanted to enter Rome itself at the head of an army. Such as act was forbidden by law. But Caesar, like Joe Biden and company, was a lawless tyrant.
When Julius Caesar led his troops from Gaul in January of 49 B.C.E., he paused. As he debated whether or not to cross the Rubicon, a river separating Cisalpine Gaul—the piece of land where Italy joins the mainland and at the time inhabited by Celts (part of The Lost Tribes of Israel!)—from the Italian peninsula. When he was making this decision, Caesar was contemplating committing a heinous crime.
The Die Is Cast
The Roman historian Plutarch reported that at this critical moment of decision Caesar declared in Greek and in a loud voice, "let the die be cast!" and then led his troops across the river. Plutarch renders the phrase in Latin, of course, as "alea iacta est" or "iacta alea est." A die is simply one of a pair of dice. Even in Roman times, gambling games with dice were popular. Remember the soldiers crucifying Christ cast dice for his cloths.) Just as it is today, once you've cast (or thrown) the dice, your fate is decided. When Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, he started a five-year Roman civil war. At the war's end, Julius Caesar was declared dictator for life. As dictator, Caesar presided over the end of the Roman Republic and the start of the Roman Empire. Upon Julius Caesar's death, his adopted son Augustus became Rome's first emperor. The Roman Empire started in 31 B.C.E. and lasted until 476 C.E.
Therefore, by crossing the Rubicon into Gaul and starting the war, Caesar threw the dice, not only sealing his own political future but effectively ending the Roman Republic and beginning the Roman Empire and the end of freedom! He is the Father of the Beast of Revelation, and as God plainly tells us, The Beast is a revived Holy Roman Empire!