The US. The latest failure of humanity.
Where else have we seen this? An empire that came and went. While the US is still here, its not the empire it was, nor will it ever be again. You have
to be blind not to see it.
I am not emotional while I write this. I am an american through and through, though, my humanity has never stopped existing. I was always a human
first and foremost. American or not, My ancestors were something else countless times, and my descendants will be countless more things. Many flags
and banners will and have passed through the deepest parts of our hearts. Through the core of the people we are, many loyalties will come and go until
one day we are but dust.
But today, now, I am an American. I will be so until the day I die. Loyally, Faithfully, With honor. Even if we are the last. To the end.
I look at this thing I am and what it is for a moment from the window of totality.
When one day my country is no more, as all countries today that are will come and go, My SPECIES, will be what I have always been.
I sit here contemplating everything I can fathom of my people, all that humankind is, and I see something that I know will not last.
A frenchman when french is a dead language...an asian when Asian is no longer a distinguishable race...when all that our civilization is, is no
what then are we?
As of now, a failed experiment.
I will speak of what I know.
I am culturally a spaniard. A people who had their empire. A rich culture brimming with passion. Evils and nobility untold that pile atrocities and
virtues alike to the doors of heavens and to the gates of the depths of hell.
We spaniards have seen our great potential come and go. We are now the ass end of Europe. A vacation ground for fat germans and drunk English. Not
what our nobles and kings once had planned. Not what we as a people once envisioned.
I imagine that Romans once looked on at their empire and never thought that their capital would be home to a simple nation, Italy. A people known for
fatty food and aggressive male tourists. I know there is more, but everything Italy is pales in comparison to what Rome once imagined for its
magnificent capital and its core people.
Americans are in such a place of mind. We had our great potential revealed to us. We were the princes of the earth. Unrivaled in power, thought, and
dominance of the world. Masters of destiny.
Then we decided, like everyone before us, to just be human.
Our potential, like Rome, The UK, Alexander the greats empire, everyone, was to change human nature. To be that people of legend ....like an Atlantis,
an olympos, a new eden.....
We chose dirt. Earthly dirt.
It is not reprehensible...our greatest as a species made the same mistake.
It is just sad. Lamentable.
No matter the glory, power, and greatness of a people, eventually like every single man, we die.
How many dead tongues do we know of? How many all powerful kingdoms have we learned of? Empires that ruled their visible world....all gone.
We too were scratching the very horizon, the farthest reaches our mortal eyes could see.....yet we are already dying as a people. Our enemies infest
us, we make countless new enemies at every pass, they gnaw at us, we flail at them,
and like an ass swatting flies from his buttox...we are all ignorant of the winter storm approaching us , ass and flies alike.....the storm that will
kill us all.
Humanity has had only a few thousand years of true civilization. A handful of great all powerful empires. We are not even close to realizing our
potential. We dont necessarily have many more thousand years. Our civilization isnt the most promising. Can we really bet on even a thousand more
years before it resets out of sheer survival? Another starting from scratch. One day the lights go out, and stay out for another 3000 years until we
get our isht together enough to not kill each other over resources and superstitions....
The USA was that promise, like all those great empires before it. A light in the darkness of human nature. A place where the dream was becoming
reality. Where men touched the feet of Gods.
Now it is a point of attack for the world. A self destructing heap of corruption, an easy enemy to hate.
The EU is a false promise. No real unity there...just a financial union that is less profitable than not.
Asia is never going to unite in a meaningful way.... too much ancient and somehow still relevant bad blood over crap from ages ago.
Africa is a joke. So much violence and petty human nature its not even necessary to list.
South America is full of impune evil that will take several hundred years to overcome (if ever), after several hundred years of drilling the
subservient mentality of colonialism and entitlement into the people.
We are a mess as a species..... And honestly our greatest hope is dead. We as a world no longer would even like to mention what the US was since it is
not that thing anymore.
Like finding out that a leader betrayed his people so badly that no one calls him "his highness" or "Mr president" ever again out of the sickening
pain such a concept causes.
The US has betrayed and is betrayed. We are full of humans...and that is it. The earth is just a place of mortal men. No titans....
We might as well just put down our tools and walk back into the dirty caves. We would be happier considering our ambitions.
There is not men in any considerable measure who aspire to overcome human nature. Not many people who see the potential for our very species and wish
to make that dream a reality. NO. We are full of petty mortal men that fear their own insignificant death and adore their little and worthless
victories of ego.
Wealth, and temporal power govern our leaders. Small and non-existent are they in the grand scope of things...as such we as a people are small and
non-existent. One day it will be as though we never existed...like all the forgotten great empires of the past.
Humanity has not taken a step in confidence towards immortality.
We ignorantly talk of things like transhumanism, and man made immortality while ignoring the fact that we have no way of WANTING to exist like this
for ever. There is no true purpose to any great civilization we can perceive now.
Nothing we have ever been has made us want to be more. We are still animals. The US had a chance there, like so many to be the vehicle of change for
the human condition. The light in the darkness.
We instead lusted for shiny things and comfort. Our leaders are but men, and as such we are not titans.
We as a species, Americans and all.....are a failure.
Let that sink in.
Maybe then we can start to actually be different- Maybe then we can address our defects. Only then will we truly have any virtues....when our chosen
good is not ruined my our prefered evils.
edit on 10 16 2013 by tadaman because: (no reason given)