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Big Cities are Fatally Flawed on PaleoJays Smoothie Cafe

Released Wednesday, 9th September 2020
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We now live in a time when all of our major cities are failing. We panic, wondering what is now different: why, oh why are New York city, Chicago, Detroit of course all failing, all such abhorrent places of crime, violence and mayhem? All bankrupt, and all being run by horrible governments that are hastening their decline??But we forget, all of us forget our own Western history- it has ever been thus. Indeed, part of our decline is caused by us no longer teaching and learning our own history…And so it is that our youth no longer have any inkling of what has come before, and instead are directed to study the minutia of alien cultures, inconsequential inferior cultures, that have nothing to do with us at all. For, after all, it is the case that Western Culture and Civilization is now the Civilization and Culture of the world. All of our history has culminated in that single fact.And so- let’s focus our attention on the so-called Eternal City- ROME. For over 1,000 years Rome lasted, starting as a small city of landholders that banded together for defense. Since they fought to defend their own small holdings of farmland, they were motivated to fight very hard. They were determined to save their own land, and the land that made up their small city-state! This made them very effective against attackers, who were usually either bandits who only fought for plunder, or hired soldiers who fought for pay, and thus ready to give up if the fighting became too hard and costly.You cannot overestimate the intensity with which those who fight freely, who fight to protect their own family and property, will fight! Against such those who fight for booty and pay are no match at all- they will cut and run whenever things get too difficult. Also, the Romans were free men in those days. They fought for their own liberty, their own families, and their neighbors and kin. And they developed ever-increasingly efficient ways of doing so, much as early militias did in the Colonial era of US history. They worked at it, knowing how important it was!Fast forward to now:We started as 13 small city states, similar in values and culture to ancient Greece and the inheritor of that culture, Rome. We basically formed a citizen militia to rebel against the English monarchy, and succeeded! We were known then as the Protestant Experiment. And we succeeded wildly, beyond what anyone, including our Founding Fathers, could have expected.Like Rome, we set off to explore and conquer the continent on which we were living, North America. We settled the land in record time, and so we had our own empire! Many liberal sorts would say we conquered the native peoples, but that is what has been done since the beginning of time- a more virile people with superior technology conquers another. Land is only acquired through force of arms…We did very well for over 200 years, better really than any culture before us, in every way, shape, and form. And then, like Rome, our ‘elites’, meaning those who acquired obscene amounts of wealth like corrupt politicians and celebrities of various sorts rather than through productive work, began to idolize those from other, more primitive cultures. The elite Romans used to color their skin pale white and dye their hair blonde, and even to wear trousers to look like the barbarians from Germania- they were idolizing their enemies! These same Germans were hired into their armies, since the native Romans were now given either to decadent luxuries (the elite), or else welfare (the dole) for the displaced rural poor, who now crowded into bigger and bigger cities.Slaves did work for the vast estates of the elites, displacing any native workers and contractors. Just as now, we import huge numbers of illegal immigrants to be our modern ’slaves’ in all but name to do our work for the elite of today.Our shared cult
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