Killing Us, Like They Killed Rome

Popular history likes to blame the Germans for the fall of Rome, but reality tells a different tale. It was suicide, plain and simple – the same kind of self-inflicted destruction that the US and Europe are going through, right now.

We are killing ourselves, just like Rome did. The only difference is that our fall will kill a lot more, and the barbarians howling at our gates are mostly Chinese.

Greed and stupidity was what really killed the Romans. Greedy elites and stupid peasants. It’s a story that was old before Romulus was even a glint in his father’s eye.

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Sins of the Fathers – The Weekend Shock Letter for June 27th, 2020

We did this to ourselves. What we are experiencing now, and what we will experience in the future is a self-inflicted wound. A deadly, self-inflicted wound. Like the one described in Revelation 13.

Should the Lord delay His Return and another civilization rise and replace our own, future historians will have a host of reasons to choose from. But, just like the fall of every other empire, the ultimate cause will be our own. We were corrupt, and that corruption killed us.

Worse, we sinned against God, and now… God is judging us.

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Beware the Ides of March

Next week will mark a turning point. Either the Republic continues as it is, with all of its faults and corruptions, or it turns deeper into Empire. Rome stood at that same turning point more than two thousand years ago, and America is remarkably similar to Rome.

In fact, that similarity was by design.

Anyway, next week will be of enormous importance. Of course there will be other weeks of such importance, but there are few times in which such importance mimics history so closely and allows us to quote Shakespeare:

Beware the Ides of March!

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