I do enjoy your questions for further critical thinking.
Though Dionysus and the Epicurean lifestyle my have had an influence upon the fall of Greece and Rome, I think what plays more into their demise was the lack of keeping a viable economic system working, and the population got tired of guarding the gate.
Rome itself prolonged the inevitable by 200 years by being able to keep trade with the Persians and Gaul (France). Thereby Rome fell at about the same time (410ad) that the Church under Pope Gregory, and Charlemagne, (descendant of Charles (the hammer) Martel) of France picked up the torch of knowledge keep in the Monasteries, to eventually be re-borne at the time of the Renaissance for the first Neo-Classic era, and again at the time of the American Revolution aided by the Free Masons.
The correlation with today is that though illegal drugs play a major and important part in the hedonism of Dionysus, our theory and practice of “Keynesian Economics” instead of “Austrian Economics” lead by the renown economist Ludwig Von Mises “Human Action” which is the basis of “Reganomics” of less government, less regulation and free-market principles, is probably the only path I can see for our immediate survival.
IF we keep borrowing money from China, they well own us, and they well do so by “Calling-In Their Note” earlier than what we had planned. Our women would become slaves or worse
Plus we have political elements of the far left, like the ACLU, that want to degrade the defenders of the gate with interrogation lawsuits and Miranda rights. Our enemy is already inside the gates, and they have law degrees. Go after THEM.
Concerning the Movements of Change and the New American, the change must come from within. Even Sun Tzu would say; “It is easier to make an angry man happy, than to have his decedents seek revenge”.
Keeping in fashion with the West, Von Clausewitz states that: “War is but Policy by other means”. Now…if you employ pure logic…you have; “Policy is but War by Other Means”. And there you have it. It’s in the POLICY.
We already have the “Major Policy”…The Constitution, and its 28 principles of natural law.
Whether we replace a new boss that’s just as bad as the old boss I don’t know, but it would be a matter of virtue and morality for not only the leader, but also his supporters.
Linear thinking would be paramount Abstract thinking will be left to the sub-culture/counter-cultures, but we already have a MAIN CULTURE, and it will not be replaced. The “New American” already has the knowledge, it Duty, Honor Glory, Respect, Trust, Bravery and Faith. All these are in the Constitution and must me taught in the schools at the earliest years which will provide a working knowledge of Civics and Western Civilization. That above all else.
David - thanks for your kind words! I am still posting but in many different sites. I seem to spend most of my time here and on Twitter. I also write a weekly email blast called the "Hump Day Report." Send me your email if you'd like to receive it.
Amen sister! As James Madison pointed out, people will never be cornered into surrendering their rights, however, through complacency and comfort, they (we) will let them go one at a time before they realize it is too late.
I love to point out that befor Casto took over, he made fire arms illegal, and before Hitler moved the Jews into the ghetto he took away their fire arms, and later, he even took away their butcher and cooking knives...
Well, I am clearly preaching to the choir :-). It is so nice to be able to interact with others of like mind! :-)
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