Skip to comments.Will America Collapse Like the Roman Empire?
Posted on 05/03/2013 8:46:31 AM PDT by pinochet
Some philosophers have promoted the idea that it is impossible for human beings to invent new sins. Any "new" sin that may seem shocking to you, is a sin that was practiced in ancient civilizations that have gone before us. In order for a nation or civilization to be strong, families must be strong. When families die, civilizations die along with them. I refer you to this quote from this website http://constitutionschool.com/2012/09/27/first-time-ever-majority-of-american-households-unmarried/
"For the first time, households made up of married couples with and without children dropped below 50 percent of all households, Jacobsen noted. At the peak in 1960, married couples represented 75 percent of all households."
The first great civilization to collapse was Babylon. When Babylon was at its strongest, the empire was known for strong morals and strong families, as reflected in the Code of Hammurabi, which dates to 1772 BC. Centuries later, family bonds collapsed, and Babylon became famous for sexual orgies and gay relationships. The Roman Republic and Empire passed through the same phase, starting as a strong pro-family civilization, and ending up as an empire of sexual orgies that had openly gay emperors like Caligula and Nero.
Now it is America's turn. It is too bad that America may not last over 1000 years like the Babylonian or Roman Empires.
The question isn’t a matter of “if”, but “when”.
Counting on it! (Although I do not look forward to it)
Gay marriage, 1 million abortions/year, American students falling behind Asian students, 47 million food stampers, weakening of our defenses, Muslim converts outpacing Christians, the Mexicanification of the US,....etc. Our culture is decaying at an acccelerating rate with no slowdown in sight. It’s a matter of when not, if.
Nothing new really, complacency, idiocy, democracy.. over time they eat almost anything from the inside out.
Eat drink and be merry.. maybe somebody will put up a statue to commemorate our finest days.
Babylon fell due to an over-mighty and increasingly unaccountable State.
Rome fell due to an over-mighty and increasingly unaccountable State.
Maybe it's somehow tied to technical progress, American has seen more in it's 200+ years than the Roman empire did in a thousand years. Perhaps this has accelerated the birth and death cycle.
Things happen much faster now due to electronic communications. Culturally destructive memes are much easier to spread.
" What difference does it make?"
Throughout that period people continued to copulate and eat bad diets.
the United Staes will collapse like Rome when a big volcano or comet screws up the weather ~ but we'll be back in a decade since our technology is simply not going to need 1000 years to recover!
If it does collapse it will be because of the most fundamental sin: the refusal to think. Those who demand the unjustified whether it be welfare or a job that they have not earned will destroy it. Those who hold sacrifice as a virtue and achievement as a vice are undoing it. Those who punish success and reward failures are rotting it from within. Those who act not on reason and a long range view towards the future but instead on the whim of the moment are bringing it down.
Maybe it’s somehow tied to technical progress, American has seen more in it’s 200+ years than the Roman empire did in a thousand years. Perhaps this has accelerated the birth and death cycle.
In one word, “YES”.
You can thank technology for that. I think Art Bell once wrote a book about it called "The Quickening", in which he says technology is speeding up societal evolution. One of my college profs told me about it 15 years ago...which is probably equivalent to 400-500 Roman Empire years.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Absolutely...and when it happens those foreigners will return to their nations..and the elites will move overseas to their villas etc.....
Take a look sometime at the American Embassy in Iraq....do people really think that huge “city” was built just to house “ambassadors?
The world stage and governance will not be from the USA here.....overseas is the new next central government for all nations.
Caligula: AD 12 - 24.
Nero: AD 37 to 68.
Deposition of the last Western Roman Emperor: AD 476.
Considering C to have been a direct result of the moral degeneracy of A and B requires quite a leap.
Anywho, for it's last 150 years the Roman Empire was Christian, complete with homosexuality as a capital crime.
FWIW, the peak of the Roman and Greek civilizations happened to coincide with their periods of greatest acceptance of open homosexuality. Personally, I don't thing A caused B here, either, but it is a fact.
Also, the Eastern Roman Empire lasted another 1000 years, till 1453.
There was posted last week an article on Huffington Post â not written by one of the token âconservativesâ who post there â that delicately pointed out that many children in the USA are being raised partly or totally by their grandparents because these children’s mother are unmarried. What was stunning was that this writer edged up to asserting that it is not good for a nation when the traditional family unit falls apart. That this appeared on HuffPost tells you how obvious it is becoming that our nation is imperiled.