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Peak Decadence: The WEST & The Fate of EMPIRE

 
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Black Pigeon discusses The Fate of Empires by Sir John Glubb, a British soldier, scholar and author, who led and trained Transjordan's Arab Legion between 1939 and 1956 as its commanding general.

"Glubb was also able to identify several epochs leading to the rise, climax and eventual decline of historical empires.

These according to him are:

The Age of Pioneers

This period is marked by the protagonist generation preparing the foundations of the new empire. This pioneering generation are considered as hardworking, daring innovative and ambitious. This generation were also the underdogs who were never considered by the then pre-existing world power as relevant in the scheme of affairs. The pioneering American immigrants were looked down upon by the British, the Arabs were relegated as backward by the Persians and Romans until the advent of a unifying religion in the form of Islam.

The Age of Conquest

According to Glubb, Conquest may or may not be Military in definition alone. The Islamic Caliphate grew by Military conquest so also was the case of the Mongols. The Roman conquest was a combination of both Military and high level diplomacy borrowed from the Greek model. The British Empire relied on commerce alongside Military expeditions while that of the United States was a conquest of a whole continent by a few brave and hardy immigrants.

The Age of Commerce

Closely following the Age of Conquest is that of Commerce. The advantages of a large extensive land mass territory opens up any new Nation to natural resources locate there within and also allows for a large economic bloc. The splinter societies and realms that existed prior to the expansion of the Roman Empire were open to a larger market with little or no trade barriers. The Roman empire stretching from Syria to Britain was much an economic bloc.

The Age of Intellect

With a booming economy , competition is natural to follow and as such technological innovations and development begin to take shape.
This is age also sees more technology transfer to the Military thereby consolidating power for the central administrative body of the Empire.

The Age of Affluence

This age marks the period of an improved standard of living for citizens within the realm of the Empire. Unfortunately, this leads to a widening gap between the rich and the poor. An elitist society then emerges within the Empire which so happens to control vast resources of the empire.

The Age of Decadence

The last and final stage of all Empires is marked by a lowering of moral virtues and principles usually championed by the super affluent group and the middle-class. Their show of wealth and conspicuous consumption lifestyles will natural lead to an uprising by the poorer sections of society to revolt.

It is pertinent to state that most Empires are destroyed from within. A sort of implosion occurs usually instigated by the less privileged members of that society.

The last stage of the empire are usually marked by the following social upheavals:

- Society moral standards are greatly lowered
- A large and undisciplined Army
- Glorification of celebrities
- Economic meltdown brought about by a devaluation of
the currency.





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Or, Attack, decay, sustain, release.
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from the vid -

" when we look upon our Tinder hookup,sportsball obsessed, cowardly submissive, politically correct, feminist, emotion driven, decadent societies currently being flooded with people arriving from incompatible cultures - who did not have any hand in the building of our societies - but at the same time told we must constantly apologize for the success of those same societies that hundreds of millions clamor to force their way into - and then make continual demands from the group that created everything - does anything of what Glubb outlines with regards to other empires, and their decline, sound that far fetched?"

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" The fractious nature of our current society, will, at some point in the near future, no longer be able to be held in check via bread and circuses.."
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"If current conditions are not addressed by the political class and censorship of the kind we've seen in just this past week is the only response to the legitimate grievances people have - and the majority continues to cower in silence - then the end of our period of decadence and decline looks to be the same as all other great civilizations that came before..."
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