Is Trump Octavian?

History repeats itself. In his inaugural speech, Donald J. Trump’s words held a familiar ring… like that of Octavius (or, Octavian, the biblical Augustus) when vying for office against those who opposed him after the Second Triumverate’s demise. Octavian reinstituted only a façade of the republic.

Leave the liberal democrat protest smokescreen aside, and consider our current context within history parallels that of ancient Rome quite heavily. The once mighty empire was in throws, the people without hope and diminished. Just as Octavian claimed to be a rescuer of the republic from those who had forgotten the people and from those who had held power too long to their own advantage; even so, Mr. Trump’s inaugural address was filled with the same. Is this a good thing? It depends on your view of history, both ancient Roman and USA.

Briefly, the political notion of the USA was birthed from a revival of Greco-Roman ideals during the European Renaissance’s Enlightenment Era… for which there are many negative consenquences, and which, has been marked by the spread of democratic empire globally. Withstanding, Trump states in his rallying speech that we Americans all share “one glorious destiny.” Is that an allusion to the global Manifest Destiny doctrine? Possibly and probably so. 

Also, the Bible foretells a revived Roman empire in the books of Daniel and Revelation. Is the USA that empire? No, it is a brooding nest for the hatching of it. The USA is a great sociopolitical experiment to test and prove and give rise to what Philosophers, USA Founders & Statesmen have called the “perfect man(kind)” or “perfect society” but which the Bible calls the Beast (Empire). The USA has already played and also very soon will play a major role in establishing the Final Gentile Empire to rule Jerusalem and the world from what was ancient Rome’s territorial expanse—the lands surrounding the Mediterranean. The United Nation’s EU and UfM already rule this expanse via their unified supranational territory.

What makes Trump so very like his ancient predessesor Octavian is Trump’s policies, particularly his desire for a global military security force, which would replace NATO. Octavian called this Pax Romana— “Peace of Rome” or “Roman Peace.” What is more alarming, the European Union (with the Union for the Mediterranean) clearly wishes for the same and is taking measures to establish it.

Lastly, and given all of the above, consider that DJT wants to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. The only reason for such a move would be an effort to establish (in the eye of the world and in practical policy) the USA as the foremost protector of Israel and the peace provider of the Middle East, some of the same tactics used by Octavian and emperors after him, Titus especially.

History is indeed repeating itself, but prophecy is unfolding.

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