Story 25 - The Hydrology of Poyang Hu.
Tony pointed out that the Roman legions carried out a policy of perpetual warfare for perpetual intimidation, so that peace was not allowed. "True peace would have collapsed the Roman Empire," said Tony. "Nevertheless, the Empire did collapse. This was inevitable. It is physically impossible for any society to maintain itself indefinitely on a platform of threats, intimidation, violence, and looting. All of these are among the most counter-economic forces ever created. Therefore, Rome was doomed by its own policies. Its policies were totally out of synchronism with the reality of economic principles. Its policies were based on dreaming. They were utopian policies. Every empire that ever existed was based on similar utopian policies, without exception. The Venetian Empire was based on these policies. Its legions were sea born. The British Empire, which became the continuation of the Venetian Empire was based on the same utopian policies, except, its outreach was extended to rob the whole world. That is the reason why it still exists, it takes a little longer to deplete the whole world. One of the reasons why this empire still exists, has been it's success in effectively taking over the United States of America. Its legions no longer wear helmets as the Roman legions once did. They wear pins striped suits and are called financial experts and advisors. But the policies are still the same: perpetual warfare, threats, intimidations, and no peace. Also, they are still called the utopians."
Tony pointed out that this new, would-be world empire, can't exist indefinitely either. "That's why the economies are collapsing around the world for which entire continents are being murdered, economically and physically," said Tony. "As this collapse goes on, the utopians have sworn to themselves that they won't be defeated like the Roman Empire was, even if the entire world has to go down into the sewer with them. And that's where the problem lies with today's utopians. They have become desperate. Unfortunately, desperate people tend to do desperate things. They know the world won't roll over and die at their command, at least not willingly. That's why the policy has been created to increase the intimidation and the threats, to increase the force of wars by staging the long planned Clash of Civilizations War. This is to be again a permanent war for which no peace will be allowed."
Tony suggested that this war, once it is fully under way, will likely become America's tomb, because at that moment, when its job is done, America becomes expendable, too.
"So how do we stop that?" he asked.
He suggested that the example of Rome doesn't help us in this case, because Rome existed for too long until it finally collapsed. "It is said that Rome was conquered," said Tony, "but that happened only after it had virtually collapsed all by itself. We can't wait for today's utopians empire to fall apart on its own, because that's absolutely too dangerous, even though that may happen. A military solution isn't possible, either, of the type by which Hitler was defeated. Even the combined armed forces of the entire world couldn't accomplish that. Any military campaign would only make things worse. Only two options remain, therefore. One is to work within the U.S. government to reestablish a platform of reason, and so to rekindle an awareness among its leaders of the historic mission of the United States of America as a sovereign nation state founded on the principles of the Renaissance." Tony suggested that this would do it.
"The other option is to raise the status of man to a sufficiently high level," said Tony, "towards recognizing the truth about our common humanity, and this to the point that the people of the world will refuse to do the empire's bidding, and destroy their world and their civilization for them, and possibly their existence as well."