Roman Empire

The Political Triumph Of The Empty Gesture

Politics is the art of the symbolic gesture. The successful symbolic gesture gains gravitas by crystallizing a narrative that attracts a consensus that then powers policies of substance. The politics-as-usual gesture is empty of substance, serving only to mask collusion and failure.

The Age Of Disintegration: Political Disunity And Elites At War

The fading elite will render the nation ungovernable rather than concede its power, wealth and global influence. This is the inevitable result of profound political disunity, which arises when the ruling elite has lost the consent of the governed...

Don't Diss The Dark Ages

Once dissed as The Dark Ages, the Medieval Era is more properly viewed as a successful adaptation to the challenges of the post-Western Roman Empire era.

Prepare For The Unthinkable

Over the last 40 years, the deception of funny money and rapid credit creation is what kept the illusion of growth and prosperity alive.  But over the last 8 years that illusion has been shattered by the following realities: Oceans of red ink, an over indebted economy, a debauched currency, a debased culture, a despoiled political process, criminal leaders, budding civil unrest, and much, much more. Welcome to France circa 1788.  The unthinkable is about to happen.

 

What Triggers Collapse?

Though no one can foretell the future, it is self-evident that the status quo - dependent as it is on cheap oil and fast-expanding debt - is unsustainable. Though central states and banks appear to be in control of the political, social and economic order, history shows that the forces that disrupt or make obsolete the existing mode of production cannot be stopped or even slowed by governmental edict or financial controls.

Globalization Is Done

The end of growth exposes the stupidity and ignorance of all but (and even that’s a maybe) a precious few (of our) ‘leaders’. We are transcending into an entirely different stage of our lives, our economies, our societies. Growth is gone, it went out the window long ago only to be replaced with debt. And that’s going to take a lot of getting used to. But there’s nothing that says we couldn’t see it coming.

Pope Francis: Traitor To Western Civilization?

If Western Civilization is to be salvaged, those who seek its destruction must be removed from their positions of authority and influence.  Whether through political means, armed revolt, or de-legitimization, those who hold such power must be toppled.  Exposing “Pope Francis” for what he is, or is not, will go a long way in that most vital and necessary task.

How To Solve The Migrant Crisis (In 2 'Easy' Steps)

"I'm all for immigration and completely open borders to enable opportunity seekers from anyplace to move anyplace else. With two big, critically important, caveats: 1) there can be no welfare or free government services, so everyone has to pay his own way, and no freeloaders are attracted 2) all property is privately owned, to minimize the possibility of squatter camps full of beggars."

Derailing The Trump Revolution

Do America’s reigning elites believe the Trump movement is but a passing phase? ... after which we can all get back to building the New World Order of Bush I and Barack Obama?

Why There Is Trump

It’s over! The entire model our societies have been based on for at least as long as we ourselves have lived, is over! That’s why there’s Trump.

The Three Stages Of Empire

"I consider it self-evident that we are in the third and final stage of self-serving Imperial decay."