posted on Dec, 10 2005 @ 07:55 PM
I love the idea of all sorts of Americans lining up to go back to their ancestral homelands. Maybe we could even get political refugee
status-- escaping government oppression don't y' know.
What an international photo-op that would be, hmm? American refugees, fleeing government oppression, carrying five suitcases each...
Personally, the problem would be that my heritage is mostly English, and they're pretty much already in line behind the US and maybe Australia to
throw away their liberties in pursuit of illusory security, so that probably wouldn't accomplish much in the long run.
Still though... the idea makes me smile.
Seriously though, the eventual destruction of our way of life and collapse of our civilization is unavoidable. Virtually every civilization that's
ever existed on this earth has collapsed, and for the same reason. Power and plenty leads to a mendacious, power-hungry and self involved ruling
class and a diverted, dissipated, self-involved and powerless population. The strength that built the civilization is spent in either manipulating it
for one's advantage or defending oneself against the manipulators. Sumer, Egypt, Athens, Rome... all of them fell the same way and for the same
reasons. Civilizations are born, they live, and they die. That's just the way it goes. The only difference between different civilizations is how
quickly they go through that process, and that largely depends on how much power and energy they accumulate and spend-- how fast they live, and the US
has grown faster than any other civilization in history.
Still, even with the inevitability of the process, I hate to actually watch it happen, and I truly resent being caught in the middle of it.
And I honestly have been considering emigrating before it gets even worse......