civilization is not conquered from without, until it has destroyed itself
from within. The essential causes of Rome's decline lay in her people, her
morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism,
her stifling taxes, her consuming wars."
- Will Durant, The Story Of Civilization III,
A number of
sources list this as a quote, but it is a synthesis of the Epilogue "Why
Rome Fell". It is valid then as well as now. America as we know it won't
collapse, but Americans have been unusually successful in dealing with
"bureaucratic despotism". They will be successful again. Bankruptcy
of another experiment in bureaucratic despotism will prompt a refreshing turn
to reform of bullying politics.
was a big day for the implacable forces of big bureaucracy, main stream media
and big unions. There is no change from before the election.
Hoye/Brown - originally published March 2009
Cartoon from 1934
was published by the Chicago Tribune in 1934.
Look carefully at the plan of action in the lower left corner.
Remember the adage:
"Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it."
it in my old Webster's dictionary so I Googled it
and discovered it is a recently "coined" new word found on T-shirts
Read this one
over slowly and absorb the facts that are within this definition! I love this
word and believe that it will become a recognized English word. Finally, a
word to describe our current political situation...
king has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent Swarms of Officers to
harass our People and eat out their substance."
- U.S. Declaration of Independence