Roman Empire

Currency & The Collapse Of The Roman Empire

At its peak, the Roman Empire held up to 130 million people over a span of 1.5 million square miles. Rome had conquered much of the known world. The Empire built 50,000 miles of roads, as well as many aqueducts, amphitheatres, and other works that are still in use today. How could such a powerful empire collapse?

The Radical Jesus: How Would The Baby In A Manger Fare In The American Police State?

Jesus was good. He was caring. He had powerful, profound things to say - things that would change how we view people, alter government policies and change the world,and when confronted by those in authority, he did not shy away from speaking truth to power. But what if Jesus, the revered preacher, teacher, radical and prophet, had been born 2,000 years later?

Dave Collum's 2016 Year In Review - "And Then Things Got Really Weird..."

"Markets don’t have a purpose any more - they just reflect whatever central planners want them to. Why wouldn’t it lead to the biggest collapse? My strategy doesn’t require that I’m right about the likelihood of that scenario. Logic dictates to me that it’s inevitable..."

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.