Thursday, November 22, 2007

Emperor Justinian : The Original Neo-Con

When you look at the sorry collection of traitors and bastards at the helm of the West and feel overcome by despair, it is good to consider the succession of klowns who dismantled Rome in it's final years. The last Roman Emperors were a pathetic, rancid lot of rotten meat walking around in manpants.

There are parallels in history to explain what we are seeing today. It's not new. This has all happened before. What has changed this time around is the technology available to these fools to destroy their own civilizations. There is no recorded parallel there as far as we know.

1 comment:

Arm Chair Survivalist said...

Hey Tex - Believe it or not I drew parallels between the US and the Roman empire and predicted the fall of the American empire in the 80's barely in my teens. My rationale for the collapse of the American Empire was that EVERY empire of the past has fallen and so will theirs. My father humoured me and admited that yes it was possible but no time soon. Guess 23 years early was to early.

The great thing about reading history with an open mind is that you can see that it has ALL been done before. By all I mean ALL but you have to use your imagination.

Take today for example. In the last couple of years the Bulls refused to believe that housing was overpriced. Yet in the US house prices plummet. Is this the first time that house prices have crashed? Nope by a long shot.

There is evidence of recessions / depressions even in Roman times. So by looking to the past we can reasonably predict the future. Perhaps not the exact time (we can be years out) but still the general gist is there.

Here's something I tealeaved off the net "When the thirteen colonies were still a part of England, Professor Alexander Tyler wrote about the fall of the Athenian republic over two thousand years previous to that time: A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage.
- Alexander Tyler"