Just the Decline of Another Empire

Edward Snowden Twitter Screen Shot


I like to think that my fellow countrymen are beginning to wake up. That they are seeing with all the double-talk, flip-flopping of politicians, backwards policies, ridiculous laws, that the United States is just a declining empire scrambling and clawing while in its death throes. That Americans are beginning to understand that even if their mouths say “no” to corporations, that by buying their products and services they are actually saying “yes.”

Studying history, we see that the people of an oppressed and tyrannous nation always do wake up at some point. But human nature tends to be that one must hit rock bottom or a situation become absolutely intolerable before one is willing to make truly significant and meaningful positive changes. I think this goes for both individuals and nations. But how far must the United States fall before Americans become awake and make the core systemic changes it so desperately needs?

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Robert Frost on Change

“We love the things we love for what they are.”



The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.


“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life:

it goes on.”