With all the talk about “fake news” and Russian “interference” in US politics, or even talk about democracy or whatever main stream media happens to be pushing to further the neocon agenda, we need to exercise our own rational mind. We need to buck the wind of disinformation and stop letting “them” treat us as if we were stupid, childish, brain-dead morons. But then, we must be if we still turn on a TV, listen to a radio or read main stream press. It’s not even entertaining anymore, it’s rank abuse. So, we need to be our own independent investigative researcher and journalist and philosopher. Everybody else that’s selling something these days is selling a pig in a poke. Let me tell you something about “fake news.” Every single corporate ad is fake news. There, now you know. One more little jab: who built civilization? Slaves. Who was it built for? The 1%. Who then should own and control it? Slaves. Who does? A 1% clique of lying useless thieves, one of which just got himself elected president of the USA. And why is it that way? I think Shakespeare said it best: “The problem dear Brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are underlings.” In other words we just let them and after letting them for so long we came to believe there is no other choice; no other way. As the video says, “The show must go on.” But remember this: it cannot go on without us. We give it to them, they don’t have to take it from us.
The age of Empire ended with the decline of the Roman Empire between 400 to 700 C.E. (Common Era)
The vast trade routes of Rome extended to China, India, Africa and Europe. An Empire expands into unknown territories and the Roman Empire did so over more than a 1500 years.
“There was but one Rome: no other city, either of ancient or modern times, has ever rivaled this astonishing metropolis in the grandeur of magnitude; and not many—if we except the cities of Greece, none at all—in the grandeur of architectural display.
Among empires: the Persians, the Spanish, French and British cannot but be admired as prodigious growths out of so small a stem. There was but one Rome: no other city, as we are satisfied by the collation of many facts, either of ancient or modern times, has ever rivaled Rome. The earth had its prerogative…
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