Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Must Read Kurt Schlichter: "For America, the Fall of the Roman Empire is the Best Case Scenario"

In which Schlichter schools the naive, ignorant masses, letting them know about this radical concept called HISTORY.

Read the whole thing, FOR REAL AND NOT FOR JOKING. 

Dynamite essay. Kudos. 

"A lot of people, especially Millennials with degrees in Intersectional Climate Change Gender Studies, may not know it, but there is a way to anticipate what’s going to happen in the future. It’s not perfect, but it helps you make educated guesses about what’s next. It’s called “History,” and apparently no one in our ruling class has ever heard of it."

"Roman history is especially applicable to America and all of Western civilization."

"The Romans had a good run, but then their moral, political, and cultural weaknesses grew insurmountable and the empire fell. Not all at once, mind you, but slowly – Rome fell long before the barbarians showed up at the city gates and started looting. Rome was powerful enough that its unworthy inheritors were able to live off the corpse for a few centuries before its enemies finished it off. In fact, Rome today still lives off the past. You go to Rome today primarily to see the ruins, and to shake your head over what the Romans just threw away."