Friday, September 30, 2005

Spartacus (Revolution of Slaves)

Roman slave and gladiator, born in Thrace. He is thought to have been a deserter from the Roman army, and he was sold as a slave to a trainer of gladiators at Capua. In 73 bc he escaped with other runaway gladiators and took refuge on Mount Vesuvius, where he was joined by large numbers of escaped slaves. As leader of the historic insurrection of Roman slaves known as the Third Servile War, or Gladiators' War, he defeated two Roman armies, and his forces overran southern Italy. In 72 bc he defeated three more Roman armies and reached Cisalpine Gaul, where he planned to disperse his followers to their homes. They decided to remain in Italy for the sake of plunder, and Spartacus marched south again. In 71 bc the Roman commander Marcus Licinius Crassus forced Spartacus and his followers into the narrow peninsula of Rhegium (now Reggio di Calabria), from which, however, they escaped through the Roman lines. Crassus then pursued Spartacus to Lucania, where the rebel army was destroyed and Spartacus was killed in battle. Upon his death the insurrection came to an end, and the captured rebels were crucified. A few who escaped to the north were killed by Pompey the Great, who was returning from Spain.

I started getting interesting to this character "Spartacus" when I have watched a movie have the same name. The movie makes me think a lot, about why really some people over this world believe they are better than other. That gives a great pain to our minds and hearts when you see how white Americans deals with Americans from African regions in the view point of Masters and Slaves. That’s happen in a country had been build on the idea of the freedom and democracy! All of that have stayed in this way till come Abraham Lincoln, an American president I respect so much, to make a law that makes all American including the "Negro" are equal in their rights.

Another issue about the look of masters and salves are how the western civilization looks to the Muslim world. We know that Muslims now suffer from a lot of problems and they are looked as non civilized people in the Western countries and I can agree some points of this look. But in same time I can't see the "Democracy Play" of Gorge Bush who wants to spread it all over the world and specially the Middle East. Again some people look to others in the way of Masters and Slaves!
What a miserable world?! In the end of Spartacus story, he died before he accomplished his dream, and I'm afraid we don't reach to that world where all people are equal. I know that even if we have a Revolution of Slaves again it will end losing, because the Masters will never allow us to live FREE

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Anonymous said...

I can't say I see where you get the idea that the West looks at Muslim countries as Masters and Slaves! The United States gives alot of money to these countries, which is the right thing to do. If a country has the means to help another one get on it's feet, it should do it. Then someday that country can help another get on it's feet. Helping someone isn't making that person or country it's slave. Everyone needs help now and then. Maybe the USA will need help someday....I wonder who would step up and help? sis from the usa

Anonymous said...

The blog is nice. I liked the way you gapped from spartacus story to favoritism made around the world nowadays. To anonymous: what is your opinion now ? what about Lebanese children? Do you still support your country's views and actions? I wonder....