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Those who are last shall be first; those who are first shall be last

18 Jan
 

13 responses to “Those who are last shall be first; those who are first shall be last

  1. Will S.

    January 18, 2021 at 10:20 pm

     
  2. Will S.

    January 18, 2021 at 10:21 pm

     
  3. Will S.

    January 18, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    I observe the same degeneration of Canadian cities as they become infested with and overrun by outsiders from vastly different cultures with difference standards as regards graffiti, personal hygiene, etc.

    Import the 3rd world = become it.

     
  4. electricangel

    January 18, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    We spend $1trln on defense, not infrastructure. As a result, we have no worthwhile infrastructure.

     
    • Will S.

      January 18, 2021 at 11:18 pm

      The cost of maintaining an empire, alas…

       
  5. feeriker

    January 19, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Parallels with Fifth Century Rome. Visitors to the Eternal City in the late Third Century were already reporting that it was turning into a crumbling shithole.

    As for the USSA, I’m keeping my wife apprised of the unfolding collapse and warning her of what she might be coming home to (IF she can ever get out of Venezuela, which is looking increasingly doubtful, and IF U.S. Customs and Immigration will allow her back in after her extended, involuntary absence). It’s breaking her heart to hear about her adopted country turning into a carbon copy of her homeland.

     
    • fuzziewuzziebear

      January 19, 2021 at 4:36 am

      feeriker,
      These people swear by her getting Ukrainian brides into the US with a minimum of hassle. If she is based in California, she has to know someone who speaks Spanish.
      https://www.dreamconnections.com/visa-attorney/

       
    • Will S.

      January 19, 2021 at 9:34 am

      Yeah.

       
  6. fuzziewuzziebear

    January 19, 2021 at 4:39 am

    The Romans had an advantage. They overbuilt everything, so their infrastructure did not decay as quickly. I remember that bridge that collapsed in George Bush’s second term. Nothing significant has happened since. We have had more than enough warning.

     
  7. Dave

    January 19, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Circa 430 BC the historian Herodotus remarked that the great cities of his childhood were now villages, and the great cities of the present day were places he’d never heard of as a child. It’s not a new phenomenon.

     
    • Will S.

      January 19, 2021 at 2:08 pm

      Ecclesiastes 1:9

      The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be;
      and that which is done is that which shall be done:
      and there is no new thing under the sun.

       

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