Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Fall of...America?

According to the news, our government is a hot mess.  Ripping children out of the arms of their mothers, a president who appears to be teetering on the edge of criminal charges, the negative news never stops.  And then I came across this article about the eight reasons Rome fell and, well, it seems pretty prophetic.  According to the article, the great Roman Empire fell because...

  1. Invasions by Barbarian Tribes.
  2. Economic troubles and over reliance on slave labor.
  3. The rise of the Eastern Empire.
  4. Over-expansion and military overspending.
  5. Government corruption and political instability.
  6. The arrival of the Huns and migration of the Barbarian Tribes.
  7. Christianity and the loss of traditional values.
  8. Weakening of the Roman Legions.
If you give the article a quick read thru you will notice quite a few similarities to our current situation in the US.  And while the fall of Rome was not quick--it actually took hundreds of years--it looks like our country is on the downward slide.  Very sad.

No comments:

Post a Comment