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A VIDEO REANIMATION OF THE CITY OF ROME BEFORE IT COLLAPSED AND DECAYED:
“THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE” by Edward Gibbon
Last year I listened to the Audible.com (unabridged version) reading of the truly excellent book by the preeminent historian, Edward Gibbon. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has any interest in the affairs of civilization, survival, life and death on planet Earth.
Gibbons account of the history of the The Roman Empire is a birds-eye-view-fly-over of a thousand years of Western Culture. Roman culture is the very same culture being used today, especially in the U.S. and Europe. Only the names and dates, and some of the language, have been changed to protect the guilty persons who brought Rome to its knees. Those guilty persons are the same people who are bringing Western culture to an end: you and me.
The reasons the Roman Empire decayed are the same reasons that our current culture has decayed: Greed, Stupidity of the People, Superstition, Personal Irresponsibility, Corruption of The Military /Industrial / Congressional Complex by the Bankers who financed the entire calamity for personal financial gain.
The book is long, but so was the Roman Empire, at least in comparison to other civilizations that have risen and collapsed in only a few hundred years, such as the British Empire, The Soviet Empire, The German Empire and currently, the American Empire. Read it and weep! At least you may be able to make a little more sense out of the abysmal nonsense you see happening around you every day.
May The Gods Save Us From Ourselves!