Tuesday, April 26, 2016

America is Starting to Look Like Rome Before it Collapsed

We have joked numerous times over the years how the ancient Romans are saying the same things Americans are saying today; "This is Rome!  Nothing bad will EVER happen here!  We are wealthy and strong!  No one in the world could ever touch us!"

Of course they ended up collapsing....and 2000 years later their ancestors live in a bankrupt nation called Italy.

Also we have pointed out how Rome tried to appease their citizens with free bread, lots of sex shows, stadiums in every town...and hope the people would stay complacent enough to not notice that the Federal Gov't had debased the currency and robbed the people of what wealth was left.

Sound familiar?  America now has free bread for 48,000,000 people on food stamps, stadiums being built in every major city and free sex shows on billions of computers, iPhones and iPads.  As a nation we spend more time and money on watching other people have sex than we do on any other activity....including church and Bible study.  And of course our government has already debased the $1 by 95% in just the last 100 years....and they just created trillions more in cyber space!

America Is Starting To Look Like Rome Before It Collapsed

Are we witnessing the beginning of the end for the United States of America?  All great nations eventually fall, and the United States is not going to be any exception.  

Many of those that write about the decline of our once great country tend to focus on external threats, and there are certainly many that could be talked about.  But perhaps even more ominous is the internal societal meltdown that we see happening all around us.  

According to Real Clear Politics, recent surveys show that 67 percent of Americans believe that the country is on the wrong track, and only 26 percent of Americans believe that it is headed in the right direction.  So even though we are tremendously divided as to what the solutions are, the vast majority of us can see that something is deeply, deeply wrong with America.

Personally, I spend a lot of time writing about our economic problems.  We have piled up the largest mountain of debt in the history of the planet, last year the middle class became a minority for the first time in our history, and 47 percent of all Americans couldn't even pay an unexpected $400 emergency room bill without borrowing the money or selling something.  But I don't want to focus on economics in this article.

Neither do I plan to focus on our political problems.  The fact that somewhere around half the country plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November shows just how far gone we are as a nation.  And the Republican Party is essentially just a watered-down version of the Democrats at this point.  On average, Congress has just a 14.5 percent approval rating, and yet we keep sending the same corrupt politicians back to Washington D.C. time after time.

What in the world is wrong with us?

According to Pew Forum, the number of people who claim to be religious in America is declining as the country becomes more and more secular. "Research Center finds that the percentage of adults (ages 18 and older) who describe themselves as Christians has dropped by nearly eight percentage points in just seven years, from 78.4% in an equally massive Pew Research survey in 2007 to 70.6% in 2014. 

Over the same period, the percentage of Americans who are religiously unaffiliated - describing themselves as atheist, agnostic or "nothing in particular" - has jumped more than six points, from 16.1% to 22.8%." The U.S. is beginning to look more and more like ancient Rome before it collapsed.

I agree with Conway.  America is starting to look more and more like the Roman Empire just before it collapsed.

A nation is only as strong as its population, and right now we are quite a disaster.  According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the suicide rate in the United States has spiked to the highest level in almost 30 years.  The following is an excerpt from a Washington Post article entitled "U.S. suicide rate has risen sharply in the 21st century"...

We are more isolated, more lonely and more miserable than we have ever been before.

But does that mean that we are on the verge of collapsing as a nation?

Just like during the days of the Roman Empire, most Americans cannot even conceive of a time when America will be no more.  And yet we can all see that the foundations are being constantly chipped away at.

Will we be able to survive once our foundations are totally gone?

Here;  http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=284

Most Bible readers don't see America anywhere in future Bible prophecy.  Certainly we are not around to defend Israel....so we must have gone somewhere?  Maybe we imploded with moral rot?

 Today we spend more time trying to figure out if a man can change in the same locker room as little girls than we do trying to figure out how to pay off our debt and live within our means.

Nations come and go.  One day America will also be on the trash heap of history.  It could go really fast if we have a solar storm or EMP knock out our electricity....or it could just fade away as we grow more medicated, more apathetic, more stoned on pot and less willing to work hard and save while at the same time more willing to demand wealth be given to us from someone else who earned it.

I continue to hope that it's the rapture of the church that seals America's fate.  If the trumpet blows today and 10% of Americans vanish....the shock to our financial system and infrastructure will very likely be something USA can't survive.


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