Are We the Byzantines? The Byzantines never woke up in time to understand what they had become. Will Americans?

Posted by freedomforall 6 days, 17 hours ago to History
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"We should take heed from the last generations of the Byzantines.

Nowhere is it foreordained that America has a birthright to remain the world’s preeminent civilization.

An ascendent China seems eerily similar to the Ottomans. Beijing believes that the United States is decadent, undeserving of its affluence, living beyond its means on the fumes of the past—and very soon vulnerable enough to challenge openly.

Left and Right seem to hate each other more than they do their common enemies.

Like the Byzantines, Americans gave up defending their own borders, and simply shrugged as millions overran them as they pleased.

Our once iconic downtowns, like end-stage Constantinople before the fall, are now dirty, half-deserted, dangerous, and dysfunctional.

America prints rather than makes money, as its banks totter near bankruptcy.

Americans similarly believe they are invincible without ensuring in reality that they are. Our military is more worried about being woke than deadly.

Like Byzantines, Americans have become snarky iconoclasts, more eager to tear down art and sculpture that they no longer have the talent to create. "

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  • Posted by $ Markus_Katabri 6 days, 7 hours ago
    See...I’ve developed a theory. I think the Deep State wants us to vote because it gives them the raw materials to manufacture consensus. They can possibly alter a vote. But I’m not sure they can create them from thin air.
    Although 2020 is problematic in that regard.
    So I’ve kinda decided. Voting indicates consent to the system. So what if I no longer consent?
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    • Posted by $ Dobrien 6 days, 5 hours ago
      I have a different theory.
      We are witnessing the Qreatest sting operation the world has ever seen. We are going to bring the whole fuQing corrupt temple down on their heads.
      “Not sure they can create them from thin air”
      Nope not thin air , just deliveries at 3 am of ballots for the installed puppet, or suit cases of ballots in suitcases hidden under tables brought out and counted over and over again after evacuating all the poll workers for a leaky toilet in a 500,000 sQuare foot building. Why do they have to be sued to remove names of dead and registered voters that have moved. How come some addresses where there was not even a building had hundreds of mail in ballots? I could go on but I’m actually bored with this ridiculous topic and surprised I have to even argue what a fraudulent election system we have likely been victims of for decades.
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  • Posted by mhubb 6 days, 15 hours ago
    i simply cannot understand why the likes of biden, obama, pelosi, clinton, schumer....

    hate their kids, grand kids and great grand kids so much to hand them a nation that they have worked so hard to destroy

    they think their power and money will somehow make their families immune

    they could not be more wrong

    Rome fell and was sacked, money did not help those in the city at the time

    and their fake paper money back by nothing will have no value
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    • Posted by $ Dobrien 6 days, 5 hours ago
      They are Satanic ,the opposite of good. When Rome fell it was a decadent cesspool of vile Queer behavior must have been very similar to USA Today. Rome took the silver out off their coins and a worthless currency replaced it the resulting inflation, was the death of the empire.
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