American Decline

America’s decline: More like Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome?

It’s important to remember that the modern American Empire is really just an extension of the British Empire, only the capital was moved from London to Washington. I’d argue (in fact, I think it’s indisputable) that the Anglo-American (Atlanticist) Empire is simply the Roman (Mediterranean) Empire of the Christian and post-Christian era. Conventional historians typically argue Rome began with the period of Etruscan dominance around 900 BC, that the Roman monarchy began around 753 B.C., that the Roman Republic began around 509 B.C., that the actual Roman Empire began between Julius Caesar’s crossing of the Rubicon in 44 B.C and 27 B.C. with the rise of his son Octavian as the absolute dictator of Rome.

I’d argue the Norman Conquest of what is now England in 1066 A.D. is comparable to the beginning of the Etruscan Period. The period between the Magna Carta and the Hundred Years War is comparable to the rise of the Roman monarchy. The Cromwellian Revolution is comparable to the rise of the Roman Republic. And the emergence of the US as a unipolar global hegemon in the post-WW2 era is comparable to the beginning of the Roman Empire.

Starting with FDR, the US President is merely an elected Caesar that serves as chief administrator of the oligarchy. Right now, the Atlanticist Empire is about where the Roman Empire was during the 1st century A.D., during the time that Jesus Christ is commonly believed to have lived. The Roman Empire fell around 476 A.D. according to the conventional timeline, so the Anglo-American period of hegemony about 450 years left to go.

Nothing that is going on now is comparable to Ancient Greece. The modern West had its Hellenistic era during the Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment period.

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  1. They make a very good argument that “wokeness” is a defining characteristic of the new clergy. It is not clear if it has staying power, but is at least true for this decade.

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