Well.... ya know... no empire lasts forever... they come and go... so that is no big deal really if that is the case. OTOH,,, declines aren't sudden... usually its a long series of nickel and diming via internal strife... generally brought on by economic inequality and civil wars routing the infrastructure.
Reflecting on the times I got to live in... it may have been the peak... lucky me... but who knows really?
And the Democratic Party is tripping over itself trying to figure who they are supposed to represent.
#3 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2019-03-23 12:59 AM | FLAG: SHRUG
I think the Dems have done... and is doing their best to reform capitalism so that it works for more people. Capitalism is like nuclear energy... a tricky thing... but it has saved more people and brought more good to humanity than it has harmed. Overall as a species.. we have never had it so good because of capitalism.
I think the republicl*wns are stuck in the "alpha male" mentality... its as if the prosperity experienced by the U.S. after WW2 was the result of the war... when in fact it was the result of the peaceful rebuilding of Europe. They were sort of expecting the same thing with Iraq... and it backfired. I seriously don't think that method works any longer. Its akin to hammering and pounding on the failure of trickle-down economic policies... insisting it works... when in fact it doesn't... because those implementing it are always looking towards defeating some obscure enemy and carpetbagging their way to wealth.
Too many people know too much to go for the okie doke these days.
Humanity stands on the precipice of 9 billion population just a few years away... and coming to terms with the eco-impact on the entire planet. The way we look at communication, identity, migration, borders, economics, and ethics is changing... for survival's sake.
Its time for the geezers to stop running things... we need younger blood holding the reins now... we need people whose lives are actually going to have some skin in the game.