posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 08:25 AM
Originally posted by olaru12
The current American attitudes seem to imitate Nazi Germany more than Rome.
The Roman Empire was the "First Reich" - The Second Reich was the united Germany created by Bismarck and Prussia. This lasted up until the end of the
First World War and the fall of the last German Kaiser, hence Hitlers idea for a 1000-year 'Third Reich'.
The United States might well be considered the "Fourth Reich" insofar as they are all extensions of the Roman Empire. Why is America like the Roman
Empire? Because (as some here have alluded to) it has garrisoned its troops all over the world? That's one reason, but only one.
Is it because the modern Americans resemble the ancient Roman's? Some do; some are like the Roman Senators of the fifth century, one of the most
corrupted, selfish, and ruthless ruling classes ever to hold power anywhere - ever! Imagine the Mafia if you will. Regarding their enormous wealth:
think of the many billionaires we have in America today.
Roman Senators were extremely selfish and egotistical, and like the American senators of today they were determined to hoard the huge wealth of the
empire and determined to promote empire to enhance their wealth so much the more. Ordinary people lost all power relative to the actions of their
political leaders - sound familiar?.
Heads of corporations in America and the well-connected seem to deliberately model themselves after those greedy Roman Senators, the ones who presided
over and helped to bring about the downfall of Rome.
Further similarities are on the economic level as well - The Roman Empire fell because it was bankrupted by its leaders; so, look at the present
economic situation now! Budget deficits, trade deficits, a huge national debt.
Romans, and now Americans, have had the misfortune of being ruled by an oligarchy. Rome fell because of it. and we in America are playing out the same
schema that befell the Fall of Rome.
edit on 12-9-2012 by de_Genova because: text