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How America Could Fall Like Rome
And how to reverse it
"As long as their team wins, they don't really care what rights they lose and what things end up looking like.”
— Tim Dillon
Is America's decline reversible? Can it be stopped? Is it even worthwhile trying to save the current regime? Blah, blah, blah. Enough.
Is any of this actually true?
My questions are:
How bad is this “decline,” really?
Who’s to blame?
And how is this going to end?
People say America is declining, but by what metric?
How can you tell a country is declining? It’s not an easy thing to measure like a company or a dick size.
If you ask someone why they believe that America is declining they might say “I don’t know, I just feel it.” Like how I feel about my lotto numbers.
It’s not a very satisfying answer, but it’s true by these metrics:
IQ is dropping by seven points every generation
The economy is overinflated and propped up by a fractional reserve fiat banking system that most Americans aren’t even aware of
Nearly 50% of Americans are obese and that number is increasing
And we’re in the middle of a “culture war” that involves everything from cancel culture to transgender issues.
That’s the dirty secret. And both sides do it. Anger in American headlines increased by 104 percent from 2000 to 2019 and fear-inducing headlines rose by 150 percent during the same period.
America may be in a sorry state right now with a politically, ideologically, religiously, ethnically, and racially divided population and where faith in institutions (especially media) is nowhere to be found, but let's not get carried away and compare it to Rome.
In Rome, you had veterans of the second and first-century BCE returning from 10-year campaigns to literally nothing and living in abject poverty in the streets because wealthy senators and equities stole their land. You had extreme poverty for the majority of the Roman people.
This is the mistake of the modern era, taking the visibility of poverty as a sign of collapse. Poverty is always prevalent in empires, but when we think of Rome we don’t think of the homeless. We think of the Coliseum, the Circus Maximus, the Forum, the Cloaca Maxima, the Pantheon, etc, etc.
Rome had worse poverty and worse inequality than America and they lasted over a thousand years. America will likely do the same.
So who’s to blame for America’s decline?
The Founding Fathers adamantly warned against the creation of one institution that could ultimately destroy Western democracy.
Oh my gosh.
What could it be?
Was it the two-party system? Or maybe the Illuminati?
No. It was the creation of a central bank — and if you give me a second, I’ll tie it to everything including the decline of Western civilization.
“Bankers have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.”
— Thomas Jefferson
“The bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me. But I will kill it.”
— Andrew Jackson
We have a debt-based monetary system. Most Americans don’t understand this concept but the people who run the Federal Reserve Bank do.
No debt, no money.
In plain English, that means America and Americans need to spend more money than we have—and go into debt—in order to create money.
Look at your money. It says “For debts public and private.” All money is debt lent out from the Federal Reserve, and herein lies the problem. The Federal Reserve is controlled by a cartel of banks including JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and the Rockefellers.
This should worry you for these reasons:
Power Corrupts: The banks control whether we are in a recession or a depression. In fact, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke once said, “Regarding the Great Depression. You’re right, we did it. We’re very sorry. But thanks to you we won’t do it again.” They did not learn their lesson because the current Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is now taking blame for this new Recession.
Insider Trading: Both Democrats and Republicans are in bed with these banks. I wrote an article about Nancy Pelosi’s insider trading scandal, but even worse, last year 64 members of Congress violated a law designed to prevent insider trading and stop conflicts of interest. Money is more powerful than your vote. Did you really think your vote mattered? What is this preschool? There’s lobbying, gerrymandering, and foreign wars to profit from. Not to mention that the banks also control the media through advertising dollars.
When it comes to this “culture war” the banks are the most crucial part. Black Lives Matter, for instance, is funded primarily by banks (and that’s not getting into how that money was poorly spent). In fact, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. were both killed after they started speaking out against the Federal Reserve. And the buck doesn’t stop at social issues. Banking giant BlackRock owns both CNN and Fox News further indicating that banks are playing you.
Smedley Butler: Who’s Smedley Butler? He was a two-time Medal of Honor recipient and a major general in the U.S. Marine Corps. In the early 1930s, Butler was approached by a group of wealthy industrialists and bankers including the Duponts, the Rockefellers, and JP Morgan. They asked him to lead a coup against President Franklin Roosevelt with the help of 500,000 war veterans. Butler went to Congress and testified about the plot. If you don’t believe me, read his testimony for yourself.
Do you understand what I just said? Less than 100 years ago the banks tried to overthrow a president. What the fuck do you think they’re doing now? Also, why don’t you hear about Smedley Butler and when bankers tried to blatantly overthrow the government?
Hey, don’t ask me. But maybe this guy knows a thing or two…
“Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.”
— George Orwell
If you find yourself arguing about who’s better: Donald Trump or Joe Biden. Congratulations, you’ve been played. The banks don’t care who’s in office. They make money whether we’re at war or at peace, sick or healthy, employed or unemployed. They don’t need your vote. They own both parties, stupid.
The best part is that the Federal Reserve isn’t even a part of the government. It’s as federal as Federal Express yet they control so much.
Yes, there are key issues that are somewhat out of their control and in the hands of the people such as abortion and gun control. But even these issues are at the behest of lop-sided campaign donations and lobbyists.
If you have money in America you can get away with anything. Just ask Jeffery Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, or R. Kelly. Or ask the banks who “support” Black Lives Matter but forced Black and Latino applicants to pay higher mortgages or accept subprime loans despite even qualifications with their white counterparts.
This is why you “Follow the money.”
It’s the first lesson you get in journalism school for a reason.
Complaining about the decline of America because of a bad president or a law you don’t agree with is like arguing with a cashier at Burger King.
He doesn’t have any power to change the price of the Whopper. All he can do is apologize and say, “I can go get the manager.” But even that guy isn’t who you really want to talk to. You want to talk to the franchisee, and if you want to talk to the real decision-maker, you need to go to headquarters.
But nobody is going to do that over a bad burger, they’d rather scream at the cashier and feel self-righteous and indignant while doing it.
So where do we go from here?
We need another Occupy Wall St.-like event. When Occupy failed, it seemed like almost every young thought leader either sold out or gave up.
Occupy was co-opted from the beginning and no one realized it until it was too late. It had no clearly defined goals or grievances.
If we were to do it again I think we should just make it simple: End the wars, negotiate with the BRICS trading block, imprison the criminals who created the housing crisis, and take their money.
So I guess you can consider me blackpilled.
Because none of this will likely happen. But a guy can dream.