It's seriously eerie comparing what happened in Rome to what is slowly happening now. Rome was a much more advanced society than anyone we had before it, and in many ways we are the same way now But it's slowly falling apart the same way Rome did because there just isn't the money to sustain a welfare/warfare state.
The comparisons between the US and Rome are greatly exaggerated.
Empires rise and fall because that's the ****ing nature of life.
If we did everything ron Paul said, and drank up his blood so his dna would become ours, we still couldn't stop this country from going downhill. Because that's the nature of life.
greed....corruption....it permeates every system of govt.....and eventually.....requires a massive reset
Because if there's something that's helping the producers to be self-reliant is the fact that people put their work on youtube for free.
Things rise and then they fall. Welcome
to human history.
Couldn't make it though the video as it is woefully ignorant of Roman history. Do yourself a favor and skip it. Spend the time searching Youtube for Dr. Fears "Famous Romans" videos.
But I digress, let's all hop on that imaginary libertarian train that takes us to the land of rise, where economic problems, wars and disease are cured by Ron Paul's jizz.
More individual rights in our beaurocracy, or in plebian Rome, or in the very small government of the crown in th 12th century?
Context is everything.
I think people who upload copyrighted videos to YouTube are destroying this country, and enable entertainment welfare.
Fox news, MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC are all the same news network anymore. They all want the wellfare/warfare state to thrive. None of them really tell news anymore or talk about the real issues or talk about what we need to do in getting rid of statism/government.
The debt is at about 16 trillion dollars that's about 142,000 dollars per tax payer. And this has only basically happened in less than the last century. And a vast majority in the last 60 years or so. And about 11 trillion of it is only the last 12 years. About 8 trillion in the last 5 years. It's not been a republican or democrat problem is both parties. It's at a point where there's no difference in the parties anymore. It's what you want them to spend it on and how quick you want them to spend all the money til there is no more wealth. The democrats probably win there. They will probably run the state into the ground a lot quicker than republicans. But it's not like there's a big difference.
The welfare/warfare state that our government currently thrives on will fall. You can't pay for it the way we currently have it by just increasing the rolls of people on the dole. More people today are on things like food stamps, more people taking welfare, more people live off the government now than ever before.
I think it started going downhill when Rome did away with the foreign language requirement.
Fox News wants the welfare state to thrive??