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Friday, 23 September 2022

Interesting

 In the past I have heard BP and other tall foreheads lecture on the contrast and comparison of ancient Rome and the modern US - and their respective rise and fall from power. It was top tier stuff and well worth the read. I am a fan of the ancient Roman history with all its intrigues, crackpots, lunatics and heroes. There are a LOT of similarities between the two empires.

Z does one here where he compares and contrasts Current Year America with the ancient Greek civilization - and he really knocks it out of the park. It's well worth your time, if you have it to spare. 

I think the Roman comparisons might well suit to describe where the modern American Empire is heading... and the Greeks serve as a useful cautionary tale about where we've been, and how we got here. I know that some days I wake up, see the news... and wonder what planet I'm on, how I got here... and who I am going to have to kill to get off it.

Have yourselves a wonderful day.


4 comments:

  1. I have always found the similarities between Rome and the US interesting and enlightening. A fair amount of the political jockeying and manipulation is very eerily similar. The real issue most people fail to notice between the two however is the velocity at which things can happen these days and as that increases it does begin to effect the similarities too. Technology especially has increased both the length of time those in power can hide or deflect side effects is one of the more important differences in my opinion. Practices such as constant welfare, all welfare not just hand outs but affirmative action, equality in employment, etc. that would have had immediate bad effects 2000 years ago are now papered over. Frankly economically today's powerful politicians can literally change the laws of nature which they couldn't back. Probably the only reason we are not seeing armed barbarians within our borders yet.

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    1. of course a claim could be made we are seeing armed Barbarians already!!! Basically I think we are going to see the old adage.. "Slow at first, than all at once" I am beginning to think the all at once is today actually.

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  2. The Peloponnesian War was always a good read when having bouts of Insomnia. People are thinking we're about to have our own Sicilian Expedition over there in the Kraine.

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