The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written between 1776 and 1789 in several volumes by Edward Gibbon (1737-1794). It is very educational and controversial about the role of religion in the Roman downfall — still in our own century in which the American Empire is ruling over most of the planet. Considering that 85 per cent of US citizens believe in god, one should worry, but the theory is complex and contradictory. Gibbon studied this well.
Supporters of destabilizing regime change can't accept responsibility for the chaos they help create:
Despite the popularity of The Fierce People, Chagnon’s findings have been severely criticized by others who have extensive experience of the Yanomami. Many anthropologists, doctors and missionaries that have worked over many decades with the Yanomami simply do not recognize Chagnon’s characterizations, and profoundly disagree with his depiction of the tribe.
In the response to the rampant fraud in the Australian financial services sector over decades, leading baby-faced Liberal head-kicker & knuckle-dragger Steve “slit your throat anytime” Ciobo, said this week:
It is becoming a game of cat and mouse between the builders of Australia's largest motorway project, WestConnex, and residents of Sydney's inner west.
And it is leaving residents opposed to the project quickly finding themselves on the wrong side of the fence in suburban streets.
Wilson Parking seems to be burdened by uncannily high costs.
On the car-parks it manages, Wilson has only averaged a profit of 5 per cent over 14 years. For all the business risk, on its published numbers, it would have done better to have its money on term deposit at the bank.
"The profit and income tax paid appears to defy economic reality,' says Jeff Knapp. "Why would any entity conduct a billion dollar business if it can only scrape out a 4 per cent or 5 per cent return before tax?"
We need more than polemics. We need revolutions. Revolutions without violence nor weapons. Actually we need to bypass the ready-made comforts that are drip-fed to us by Big Corp — to recreate management of our own needs, at grass root level. Simple. Well... it's simply said... Harder to realise. We won't. But we will need to eventually do it, while taking care of the planet BECAUSE, surprise, BIG CORP IS NOT GOING TO.