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Rome And The Divided United States

Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalist

People love to point to the similarities between the United States and Rome. From time to time someone may say, “Rome did this or that, just like what is happening to the United States.”

Sometimes I can see their point, but other times I can not. Rome faced a number of issues, which all contributed to its downfall. However, there is one major issue Rome faced that I see in the United States, and that was a divided people.

Over the centuries Rome conquered a number of peoples. The people of Rome, in their infinite wisdom, decided to allow the conquered groups to elect senators. When those senators went to Rome, they had no attachment to preserving the republic.

How does that compare to the United States? Continue Reading….

Could the dark ages happen again

The Dark Ages is a period of European history that we know very little about – there is very little written record, and that is why its called the “Dark Ages”. Its supposed to start somewhere around 476 AD and lasted to around to 1000 AD. Up until the Dark Ages, the Roman empire had conquered and untied Europe in a way that the world has never seen before. There had been written language, philosophy, math, and art for thousands of years. And all of a sudden, it was like technology went backwards thousands of years.

Rome had the aquaducts, sewage and running water. After the Dark Ages started, it was like people forgot how to build stuff like that.

Greece had the arts and science. In the Dark Ages, it was like people were living in the stone age again.

The advances in medicine and infection control were lost. Diseases like the plague wrecked havoc all across Europe. Instead of understanding the disease for what it was, people blamed sinners and their crimes against GOD. Continue Reading….

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