ROME AND US
11-16-2012, 05:28 PM,
ROME AND US
WHAT KILLED THE ROMAN EMPIRE? LOOK IN THE MIRROR.
Even a casual study of the world’s empires, particularly the Roman Empire, (27 B.C. to 476 AD), reveals a multitude of causes of its demise. Rome, being a prime example of what causes the death of an empire, is the one we will discuss.
Interestingly, these factors, among others, are essentially what killed the Roman Empire, and, God help us, are slowly destroying us…because we are foolishly following in the footsteps of Rome…and all other now-dead empires.
ANTAGNONISM BETWEEN THE SENATE AND THE EMPEROR
Rome, a republic, was governed by a senate. But the emperor of Rome thought differently. That led to a constant battle between the sources of political power.
In America, our president and the legislative bodies are in constant conflict. This does nothing but create non-negotiable governance which harms the country.
DECLINE IN MORALS
Rome’s gradual descent into sin, wickedness, depravity and self-gratification is well-known. Nations that fall into this abyss, do not last, and never will.
America, like Rome, is now a behavioral sewer. Morals are gone, in favor of loose sex, abortions-on-demand, gay marriage, absent fathers and child abuse.
EXPANSION OF THE EMPIRE
In its “glory” days, the Roman empire had expanded onto three continents. But the costs of ruling countries, with military backup, was too much, even for Rome.
The American empire makes Rome look like a piker. The two wars are making Asia part of our empire, and we have our military in 130 nations around the world.
Roman citizens were taxed to death. Those funds supported the military and entitlements. Soon, those living off the treasury outnumbered those paying for it.
This is America’s predicament today. Soon there won’t be enough printed fiat money to pay our “free lunch” people, much less reduce our $17 million debt.
UNEMPLOYMENT OF THE WORKING CLASSES
Gradually, working people of Rome saw their currency losing its value. But who cared? They were living a life of ease and perversion in spite of going broke.
Sound familiar? To control the population, our government is making handouts more attractive than working for their dream. It’s America’s new idea of freedom.
Rome found that defending their empire was expensive. High military costs and maintaining territories with devaluing currency, became impossible for Rome.
The cost of our territorial “good guy” ambitions has outstripped our ability to finance them. And with rising prices of everything, American families are suffering.
CONSTANT WARS AND MILITARY SPENDING
Rome built its empire by conquest. Military actions far from home became a financial hardship, then unsustainable, which finally help break Rome’s back.
Our Founders created a nation of free, self-reliant people. Rather than America “saving the world” they believed the rest of the world was obliged to free itself.
Plagues, famines and earthquakes were costly killers. But Romans officials scoffed at the idea that natural disasters were related in any way to a dying Rome.
Lately, America is getting more earthquakes, floods, and killer hurricanes. Are natural disasters nature’s way of warning us that our empire is crumbling?
There were other forces that contributed to the fall of Rome: the advent of Christianity, Barbarian Invasions, the cost of the gladiatorial games and political corruption, but above are the main factors that brought the collapse of Rome.
This quote from the infamous Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union, should be remembered: “America is a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”
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