Blood Games

“To add a supplementary remark concerning the place: as you may expect from a place where the arts of the Muses, of Minerva, of Apollo, and even of Mars meet in common, with contest and sound of trumpet, they endeavor to equal the circus in the stadium, which is no doubt a temple, too–I mean of the very idol whose festival is celebrated there.”  

—St. Tertullianus, On the Spectacles

From Steve Jackson’s 1995 Illuminati card game, the game of conspiracy.

“In order that the masses themselves may not guess what they are about WE FURTHER DISTRACT THEM WITH AMUSEMENTS, GAMES, PASTIMES, PASSIONS, PEOPLE’S PALACES . . . SOON WE SHALL BEGIN THROUGH THE PRESS TO PROPOSE COMPETITIONS IN ART, IN SPORT IN ALL KINDS: these interests will finally distract their minds from questions in which we should find ourselves compelled to oppose them.”  —Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion 13:3.”