Archive for ‘Told You So’

July 26, 2018

Model for America’s Demise: The Western Roman Empire

by sobl1
The Roman Empire around the year 271 AD, with ...

The Roman Empire around the year 271 AD, with the break away Gallic Empire in the West and the break away Palmyrene Empire in the East. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everybody can feel the decline and decay. Even doughy Boomers who spent their life voting for liberal after liberal now see that they are standing at the threshold of hell. It gets kind of boring constantly commenting on the slip into the coming dark age. As a lover of history, I have read up on different declines and tried to figure out which path is the one America will most likely take. As an optimist and having recency bias, I considered the decline of the British Empire as our model. The USA like the UK borrowed too much, fought too many wars of choice in far off lands, and its leadership turned its back on faith and tradition. Firepower harps on the decline of the Western Roman Empire as our model, and I will now throw in my lot with that assessment. America will go down like the Western Roman Empire from self-inflicted wounds, betrayal by its elite, and invasion by barbarians.

The Western Roman Empire was created later as the Roman Empire had grown too large to properly administer and had too long of a frontier to defend. Even before the split, the Empire had spent far too much loot on importing luxuries for the elite. The Empire also had run out of productive agricultural lands to raid, plunder, conquer and rule. By the time of the split, Rome itself was not the seat of power, Ravenna had taken over as the Emperor’s home. Still, even in 400, there was glory in Rome. The barbarians would end that.

The Western Empire had seen its elite and everyday citizens participate less and less with defense, and more was subcontracted to barbarians of all stripes. In the 4th Century, Rome and the fertile lands of central Italy were sacked four times, with only the Pope preventing Atilla the Hun from making it five times. The last sack would be the end of the Western Empire, and it was performed by a man, Theoderic the Great, and a people, the Ostrogoths, that have some parallels to our modern American situation.

Map of the "barbarian" invasions of ...

Map of the “barbarian” invasions of the Roman Empire showing the major incursions from 100 to 500 CE. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Theoderic was a warrior leader of the Ostrogoths who was educated at the Eastern Empire court. His people had fought for the Empire at times but also had created massive havoc in Eastern provinces. Theoderic’s people were always clamoring for a home of their own. Theoderic played his cards right and with skill, sacked Rome, removed the show Western Emperor, did not allow a new phony emperor to be crowned, and played nice with the Romans as he ruled. Ostrogoths set up shop and lived well. If the Ostrogoths were a minority in Italy, how did they rule? They treated the elite land owning Romans very well. The elite large estate patricians were happy with their treatment because Theoderic did not disrupt the status quo, and allowed them to keep their wealth.

A barbarian minority of limited education? Check. The barbarians come from another area that they are oppressed and blocked from ruling? Check. Exhausted culture of the target area? Check. An elite that was fine with whomever ruled as long as they kept their wealth? Check. Prior disturbances in target area by other barbarians that did not incite vengeance by the elite? Check. A civil administration that would take orders from whomever held the crown? Check. Let’s just hope the Mexicans don’t find their Theoderic. If we were to look for him, he’ll probably have tattoos and a Harvard degree in Spanish.

July 14, 2018

Firepower’s Hierarchy of Blogging 2

by Firepower

SPOILER ALERT: Beware! Myths will be shattered.  The Ugly Truth – revealed. You may learn something… you don’t wanna…

The first article described and (I’m such a nice guy) conveniently listed for you The Big Thinkers who get the ball rolling by supplying grist for the mill of millionz of teeny little Blograts – (‘gratz) – who Steal The Cheese.  Spreading the crumbs like good little town criers – just town criers who act to their readership ’twas they discovered The Big Secret.

To recap: Those Who’ve Done It Before – Better:

  1. Charles Murray; William Bennett; Robert Bork; Victor Davis Hanson – These chaps awe and inspire…
  2. Thomas Sowell,  Chas. Krauthammer, who in turn make big bucks for
  3. Pat Buchanan – whose bulldog wrinkled puss inspires TV fashion-talkshow pussy↓
  4. Ann Coulter & Michelle Malkin – who give quippy-quip conversational TV Soundbites to talkers
  5. Rush Limbaugh/Sean Hannity and then,
  6. Brent Bozell & R.I.P Andrew Breitbart who (chiefly by critiquing) give them media coaching/refinement tips.

Don’t be an ass.  This list is a generalization. If you want thorough, scholarly completeness, pay me a million to write a book.

Murray covers science; Bennett, culture, politics & law; Bork does mainly law (and is the acknowledged expert) and Hanson does current events, politics and military.  HBD’ers still prattle on about stuff Murray wrote 20 years ago and they prattle wrong; read the original – make up your own mind. The Bell Curve is still the hub where hibbies work themselves into genetic lathers.  It predates the internets and is widely unknown, so it’s ripe for copycat thought-stealers.  Imagine how a barbarian squatting in the Coliseum was mystified by a…

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July 3, 2018

Eradican Manifesto

by Firepower

What your enemy fears most … do.

America is finished; it is gone. We now live in Murka. A nation ruled by (LN) Liberal nazis, staffed and implemented by MINOs (all preferred classes of minorities) running the Minority Master Machine – the MMM.

Most jews are your enemy but so are WASPs.  Combined, these exclusive groups are The Ruling “elite” – those living in Fortress Manhattan, etc. and the local “rich cities” near you that you know.  Combined, they are the one true enemy: TOTE.

Most whites are your enemy – your greatest enemy. They are hopelessly brainwashed from successful decades of LN/MM BIGovSchool brainwashing propaganda programs. The administrators of BGS (BIGovSkools) are Harvard, Yale and Ivy League Elites living in DC and funded by Manhattanites. It is staffed by MINOs but ….

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May 8, 2018

Firepower’s Vision, Eradica – and The Fall

by Firepower

Most of you know I’ve blogrolled Victor Davis Hanson in my Aces Category since Eradica’s inception. (see lower right margin)

Much of what he writes, even I find tough going; it’s just his style.  He is the very example of a wise man.  I recommend studying his works: His area is warfare, from antiquity to present.  Pay heed.  He is smarter than Pat Buchanan; he is more educated.  Ann Coulter reads every single word he writes –  you can tell:  She’d date the Hell out of him.  Limbaugh asks him questions then stfus – when he’s not lifting my Liberal Nazism vision.

So, I don’t know either to be pissed or pleased that he now sees what I’ve envisioned all along.  I’ll lean toward…

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April 17, 2018

Blogging: The Gilded Cage

by Firepower

Part One (of a maybe three part series)…

Distracting Acting

Blogging Heroes

Blogging Heroes (Photo credit: stevegarfield)

Blogging is the gilded cage of the Computer Immersed Generation.

It exaggerates (miles past the threshold of abuse) that Great American Myth of “a great novel is in EVERYone!” No, it most certainly is not. A great series of abstract articles is perhaps in everyone.  The truly gifted have a “Long Run of a Great Series of Articles…”

Reflecting its times, that cherished myth is subsequently reduced to mere simplistic, pedestrian sharing of transient thoughts and so much comfortably easier than actually writing that Great Book.

It is the junk-food porn for Gen ADD; easy concepts written with functional facility designed for comforting repetition – for both author and reader. Pseudo-intellectuals pass vapid thought off as deep thought to simpletons likewise fascinated with Reality TV. Even more dangerous are well-intentioned simpletons who become enlightened enough to disavow Reality TV to instead “upgrade” worshiping (on a higher plane) at the feet of a similar false god – the blogger churning out equally recycled themes.  This is not a malevolent relationship, but one of confusion in an age with too many choices. These are all prisoners of an identical habit who ignore the obvious similarity:  The problem is not those hyping the empty container of snake oil, but the blind adherents wanting more… emptiness.

Exceptional and gifted writers contribute to this problem:  The greatest disaster is, some of…

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March 16, 2018

MRAs Are Lost Pareenes Declare Win

by Firepower
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Photo (Photo credit: davidrdesign)

It’s better to view an accident diagram or lost battle schematic from afar.

mra = men’s rights activist (light on the ‘activist’ part, in fact – it doesn’t exist)

A Persian Proverb:

“He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool—shun him.
He who knows not and knows that he knows not is a child—teach him.
He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep—wake him.
He who knows and knows that he knows is wise—follow him.”

This, of course, leads us to Casting Pearls Before the Swine that are Spearhead Posters

AfOR tries to talks sense into the troops, to rally them before Thermopylae.  But, alas Leonidas is speaking to the whiny, grown-up spawn of …

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