The Ides of March – A Lesson
2065 years ago today, an accomplished Roman general and politician arrived at the east portico of the Theatre of Pompey, in Rome.
Shortly thereafter, he laid dead.
Surrounded by several senators, many of which he considered friends, they acted on a pre-arranged plan to kill this man because he had come to power by force and concentrated such power in himself for the duration of his life.
Or so they claimed.
Power is a dangerous commodity. Mishandled, it can lead to what poor Caesar experienced – being dispatched by many whom he had granted titles, rank, forgiveness, and favor to. Even his closest friend in the Senate, Brutus, is said to have struck the last, and most likely, the only fatal blow.
Throughout his life, Caesar overcame many severe, life-threatening situations. From being captured by coastal pirates – to being targeted for proscription by Sulla – to commanding outnumbered legions in Gaul – to nearly drowning in Egypt (when forces there rebelled against his presence forcing him to jump from his quarters and swimming away to escape) – to fighting a civil war, again, outnumbered.
His skill and talent to command people kept him alive and he captured for himself the rulership of his people. He lost it for one reason only: He simply refused to arrange a proper body guard. He never imagined that there would be knives leveled at him, in, of all places, the senate.
His ultimate successor, his nephew and adopted son, Octavian, consolidating his power upon the death of Marc Antony and the brushing aside of Lepidus, established the Praetorian Guard – the first organization of official body guards for the protection of the emperor.
Octavian, having done so, and having the skill to keep them well paid and occupied, ruled for 40 years – the most successful reign in the history of the Roman Empire. And, he most assuredly had many enemies as well.
So, on this day, remember this as many of you are starting to see your financial lives improve substantially, especially for the first time as your digital assets take root and provide for you the means to expand your own power and abilities – even if not quite to the level of a Roman dictator. It’s still a significant achievement to acquire the means to be self sufficient, and today, it’s easier than at any time before to do so.
The means to acquire information, to put that information to work, to create value from almost nothing more than an idea in record time, is fast-tracking the human experience for those who can harness these skills.
Just remember – it’s the one detail you may overlook which can have you down in no time.
As your lives become more and more centered around digital asset management, never forget your personal digital “bodyguard” is necessary to prevent on-line “assassination”.
Acquiring digital wealth is one thing, but remember to guard it well. One slip, and lives can be forever affected in a very negative way.
As things heat up, and valuations are being forecasted to ascend significantly higher than even now, please, take proper steps to protect what is yours. Learn proper cyber security basics and perform an assessment of your digital life and make sure your “Praetorian Guards” are on duty and effectively protecting you.
We thought it would be best, on the anniversary of the death of Julius Caesar, to remind you of what a simple oversight can result in.
We have received many messages from readers who are enjoying significant increases in their speculative digital portfolios, and we thank you so much for sharing them. It’s very satisfying to see so many people, after years of struggle and disappointment in currency matters, finally winning!
To be sure, there will be corrections and volatility, both up and down, ahead. Be ready for it if you are in for the long haul, and if not, it’s no shameful act to cash in if you have achieved the numbers that make things better for you.
We continue to monitor the Global Settlements progress. We hope to have more news concerning this monumental undertaking as soon as it’s possible to publicly share it. For now, rest assured that we are in the very best of hands when it comes to the accuracy of information concerning this transformational process, and whatever can be shared will be when possible.
As always, be ready for anything.
Leggio II Avgvsta
Terrorism, War & Bankruptcy are caused by the privatization of money, issued as a debt and compounded by interest. Napoleon Bonaparte