Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Fall of Rome

A quote gathered from my friend Anne on Facebook:

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance"

*That's the "Internet" version.
The correct quote is:

"The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall."*

Who do you think said this? Take a Wild Guess? No clue?

 Marcus Tullius Cicero. Yep, the Roman philosopher and statesman who died in 43 B.C.

Now, lest someone call me a fearmonger, a hatemonger, a conspiracy theorist, or a racist, I'll state for the record that I am none of these things.

Either way you read the quote, I think we see that ignoring these bits of advice did nothing for the Roman Republic.

Rome once ruled the earth, before Britannia stepped in that is; now it is reduced to a Papal State, that while worthy in it's own right, is far from the Superpower Rome once was.

History is repeating itself. Take note, and take heed, we are headed for a fall that will eclipse the Fall of Rome, only this time, it will be the Communists who take over; the modern day barbarians.

*Late Edit


Rebecca Talley said...

Wow. Fantastic quote. I agree with it. We are about to fall if we don't do something to prevent it.

You abortion link hurts my heart--to think so many babies have lost their lives just makes me sick.

Anonymous said...

On one hand it's surprising that people don't learn from history (and are therefore doomed to repeat it), but on the other hand, it's not so surprising, since so few people actually study history. It's not taught in government schools to a meaningful degree (gotta have those diversity assemblies, though!), and universities seem to have a tendency to replace the study of history with the dissemination of totalitarian-collectivist propaganda and the promotion of one social engineering scheme after another.

All it takes is one time through the history of Greece, Rome, Babylon, Egypt, or any empire ancient or modern, or a study of the Old Testament or the Book of Mormon, to see the patterns. (The latter in particular has become frighteningly relevant.)