Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Look To Ancient Rome To See 
What Is Happening To The U.S.
"There are good reasons for looking to Rome rather than any other civilization when trying to see where the U.S. is headed. Everyone knows Rome declined, but few people understand why. And, I think, even fewer realize that the U.S. is now well along the same path for pretty much the same reasons .. My guess is that the booboisie (the Romans called them the capite censi, or headcount) will demand a strong leader as the Greater Depression evolves, the dollar is destroyed, and a serious war gets underway. You have to remember that war has always been the health of the state. The Roman emperors were expected, not least by their soldiers, to always be engaged in war. And it’s no accident that the so-called greatest U.S. presidents were war presidents—Lincoln, Wilson, and FDR. We can humorously add the self-proclaimed war president Baby Bush. Military heroes—like Washington, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses Grant, Teddy Roosevelt, and Eisenhower—are always easy to elect. My guess is that a general will run for office in the next election when we’ll be in a genuine crisis. The public will want a general partly because the military is now by far the most trusted institution in U.S. society. His likely election will be a mistake for numerous reasons, not least that the military is really just a heavily armed variant of the postal service."
LINK HERE to the essay

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A serious war means the destruction of the Earth. Something has changed. Rome is irrelevant.