Socialism - nature's answer to curbing a once-great empire

Steven Schear schear.steve at
Sat Jan 26 11:18:27 PST 2019

One of the best and easily accessible historical books on the rise and fall
of the Roman Empire.  And the ebook is free!

On Fri, Jan 25, 2019, 8:56 PM Zenaan Harkness <zen at wrote:

> Socialism actshuallay has a greater purpose - to curb once great
> empires, putting the brakes on the unrestrained "democracy" or
> "soviet" dogma which is not so kindly in its imposition of itself
> upon the empire's vassals.
> Rome had its legions, its entitled citizens and most importantly
> entitled soldiers.
> Said soldiers received pay, to eat as they guarded the empire and
> occasionally prosecuted a war or three.
> This was Rome's unsustainable entitlements program, which when
> combined with the corruption and rapid decent of "the elite", brought
> about the end of that ancient empire.
> It's an age old story - "benefits" such as "protection" and
> "freedom", sold to the people in return for "your pithy tax dollars".
> America as with every empire before it likewise fails to curb itself
> or to self regulate, instead increasing its despotic and corrupt
> hand of power upon its vassals or the vassals it wants (e.g.
> Venezuela today). Witness the USA's daily droning of humans to death
> (with the help of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon etc) and not a
> hint of a non ironic "fair trial pursuant to democracy".
> Enter stage right Socialism in the sanguine spinning, hair flouncing
> Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Bernie Sanders and a half dozen more
> socialist tax-to-the-max agents who shall maximise those social
> "Roman citizen entitlements" and thus belittle the voters, ensure
> increasing dependency (on the government) and ultimately completely
> enslaving the nation (nee empire) into le traditional black hole of
> debt servitude and economic collapse.
> Thus as a happy coincidence for the rest of the world, this malignant
> socialism curtails the militant and despotic empire.
>  "Dangerous Ideas" Loom As Once Democratically Chosen,
>  There's No Reversing Socialism
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