The Dark Ages Redux

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Is the world careening headlong toward a second Dark Age?

The Dark Ages we know from the history books was a period of intellectual darkness and barbarity from the fall of Rome in 476 AD to around 1000 AD featuring:

  • Widespread unrest as Pax Romana ended – Rome could no longer project power across Europe to enforce order
  • The rejection of legal order as factions sought to establish superiority and control over traditional territories
  • The rise of tribalism and ethnic segregation
  • Loss of faith in societal institutions
  • Economic collapse
  • De-urbanization as cities died, no longer able to support their populations
  • Rise of Islam and Islamic conquests leading to the First Crusade
  • Increased conflict between organized religion and science
  • The rise of pseudo-science – such as alchemy

There are so many similarities between the fall of Rome and the waning of Pax Americana:

  • Widespread unrest as Pax Americana ends – America can no longer project power to enforce order (or is not willing to do so)
  • The rejection of legal order as factions seek to establish superiority and control over traditional territories (Putin’s nostalgic Soviet daydreams and the never ending war in the Middle East)
  • The rise of tribalism and ethnic segregation (unrest in the Black community and calls for self-segregation in America)
  • Loss of faith in societal institutions (declining church attendance)
  • Economic collapse (the global recession)
  • De-urbanization as cities died, no longer able to support their populations (Detroit – need I say more?)
  • Rise of Islam and Islamic conquests (i.e. ISIS and Islamofascist terror groups)
  • Increased conflict between organized religion and science (evolution vs. creationism)
  • The rise of pseudo-science (such as “climate science”)

It is the height of arrogance for people to believe that there could not be a second coming of the Dark Ages. I’m sure that the people of Rome didn’t believe the Roman Empire would ever fall and yet there are so many things about America that recall Rome in its pre-fall days of bread and circuses and gladiatorial combat.

Might want to sharpen your swords and start working on that moat you have been putting off digging.

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12 thoughts on “The Dark Ages Redux

  1. Well let’s see.

    It’s OK to Threaten and boycott and even get the State to fine $135,000 any Christian who doesn’t agree to have their business involved in gay get-to-gethers ( they like to call them marriages).

    And it’s OK for Gay Businesses to Refuse service to Christians who believe a marriage is between a man and a woman. Like the apology from those who hosted Ted Cruz.
    So:
    -Gays can refuse service to those they disagree with.
    -Christians cannot refuse service to anyone they disagree with.
    -Thus Discrimination against Christians = Good and now Legal.

    The Mayor of Baltimore PRE-ARRANGED for Rioters and Looters and Outside Agitators to Destroy property.

    So:
    -Property owners, Citizens and taxpayers have their rights stripped and pushed aside for Pre-Arranged Criminal activity.
    -No Protection to any of these groups, or their property. But the Mayor made sure that the rioters and Destroyers would not be hurt by Cars.

    -The Public, and Property owners and Taxpayers have to allow the State to strip them of protections because they are effectively Second class citizens.

    -Racists, Socialists and Criminal rioters are pushed to head of the class and allowed to beat people and Destroy property all witth the Protection of the City Government and the Police.

    -So Criminal activity is now not only ALLOWED but Planned foe and Given Priority if the Criminals are of a certain race, or political persuasion……. everyone else will be arrested as right-wing extremists.

    Careening ?

    Can we say arrived.

    • Well, that’s rich! Um, that site doesn’t promote free speech…..nice. Is this CNN’s evil twin?

      In your defense, if you feel every voice should be accounted for, I attest that I willingly gave my information, and yet; I was denied (well, my comment was.) So then, Don, ye of the penultimate conservative powers that be: Who the fuck’s pullin my chain? Better question: Should they be pullin it?

      I’ll answer for you….no, and oh, this will get posted! When a site sets limits, fine. When a site has rules; fine. When a site ascertains your personal information in order that they not post your feelings; not fine!

      Truly, I wish I could have a face-to-face chat with the “Italian” owner of this site. Bad business he’s runnin, capisci?

      Now I’m sweating. Thanks. And you may also thank the no-good Italian who can take his mafia site and shove it where the sun don’t shine! Ciao, bebe!

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