Civilizations have grown and eventually collapsed in history. This path has a clear pattern that compares the current state of the American system with the dissolved empires, which this time in history is america’s turn to stand with ancient empires and civilizations of historical lessons and books.
Over the past few decades, the United States has experienced a great change. A change that has had a great impact on individual and social ethics, policies and religiosity of people in society. The result of this change has been that in today’s America, laziness, immorality and selfishness have become the dominant spirit of society, and in the shadow of the creation of such a state, meritocracy has replaced kinship. It should be noted that in the structure of any nation where meritocracy is replaced by kinsaving, that society will not be able to continue its life powerfully. Today, American society is politically, economically, spiritually and morally a corrupt society run by several largely Zionist relatives who carefully and powerfully support each other.
Today, more than anything else, it is fun that satisfies the American people. The value of work and effort to achieve an ideal life is being destroyed, and hard work is considered futile. Lying and deception are becoming the main means of achieving goals that can be seen from the highest to the lowest social levels. Politicians openly lie to the people about domestic and foreign policies, and the moral corruption of people in society has also spread lies and deception among the people.
Jim Nelson Black, a researcher on American social issues, has a book called “When Nations Die” in part: “When we look at the history of the last three thousand years, we see civilizations rise, but eventually they fall and die. The history of the world is the history of nations defeated by other nations or destroyed by chaos.
Currently, these events are also seen in our country (USA). When we look at historically prominent events and ruins, the similarities between those communities and our society are stunning.
For most of us, the destruction of the city of Carthage, the rise of the government of Greek cities and the dissolution of Rome are only fantasies about the past and the long lessons of forgotten history. And events such as the conquest of Istanbul, the disintegration of the Holy Roman Empire, the collapse of the Kingdom of France and Spain, and the gradual and peaceful destruction of the British Empire are not so important to us. Most of us don’t remember much of the lessons of our history when it comes to the French intellectual movement or the issues that led to the American Revolution. But these are our inevitable past and our historical status. It is vital that we re-understand the nature of life in those times. Because those days and its relations have the sperm of our current problems.” Jim Nelson Black
Many reasons can be cited for the dissolution and fall of a nation, one of the most important of which (often overlooked) can be considered as “Abandonment of religiosity”. Russell Kirk, a political theoretician and researcher in history, considers the root of the word “culture” as a “cult” ritual. In other words, culture is based on a kind of ritual or spiritual worldview. Ancient Egypt was a ritual society formed on the basis of worship of the male and female gods of nature, and Greece and Rome had their own pagan temples. By reviewing India, China and other parts of the world, we see that in all of them, the foundation of civilization comes from a kind of ritual. And it is natural that when the traditional beliefs of a nation are weakened, nations die. The ritual provides standards for the management of the nation, something that has been affitted from American society.
“Before our time, we don’t see a ophthalmic example in history where a society without the help of a mighty religion is able to live a moral life,” says Will Durant, who has entered a path that wants to preserve itself without ritual rules. The signs of the Ten Religious Commandments have been removed from the walls and ritual values have been collected from the community. The founders of Christian beliefs are no longer taught in public schools and are often mocked in educational and media arenas. What can we imagine about the future of this country?!
Nelson Black’s book addresses three aspects of extinction: the “crisis of lawlessness,” the “loss of the economic system,” and the “emergence of bureaucracy.” In history we see very clear examples of the catastrophic consequences of the collapse of law and order. In ancient Greece, the first signs of catastrophe were the lack of public respect for the tradition and lack of youth, during which art and entertainment declined. Philosophers and scientists distorted the atmosphere of dialogue and relations, and rhetoric became a point of contention and rivalry. The intellectuals began to ridicule each other and attacked all the traditional foundations of Hellenic society. New thinkers spoke of fundamental change and called for young people to have a say in society. Without traditional guidance, the newcomers went wild and began to destroy the old order, and gradually the Greeks became a lawless and infamous nation.
There are four main tendencies that lead to the destruction of culture. “The decline of the educational system,” “the weakening of cultural foundations,” “the loss of respect for tradition,” and the “spread of materialism” are the four factors that have ruined cultures. “It was not just one particular factor that brought this empire to its knees,” says Donald Dudley in his study of Roman civilization. Rather, the fall occurred as a result of the weaknesses that arose in Roman society; “Although the effects of these weaknesses may be different, on the whole, they were responsible for the collapse of that civilization.”
The cultural ruin of a nation relentlessly leads to social and cultural collapse, and the pattern of this collapse is similar in different civilizations. By studying the history of civilizations, these similarities become more and more obvious. Despite the great cultural differences between the collapsed empires, how these cultures were destroyed is similar. For example, indulgence, pleasure-seeking, and extravagance in the Roman Empire have been cited as important factors in the cultural decline of that empire.
Moral destruction is caused by three main tendencies. “Immorality”, “Loss of religious beliefs “and” the absurdity of human life. ” Edward Gibbon is a historian who writes about the fall of the Roman Empire: “The leaders of the empire suffered from weakness, corruption and superstition. Moral values collapsed, strict and repressive laws were passed, and the abuse of the nation’s power against foreign aggression was weakened. Repression is commonplace in American society today under the pretext of protecting national security.
“The immoral situation we are in now is nothing new,” says Catherine Edwards, British historian. Prevention of pregnancy and abortion were common methods of preventing childbearing in Rome, and the child was not in fact an identity until the husband accepted the child. In the last days of the Roman Empire, life had become worthless. Cumbersome laws and tight taxes had made trade and production unprofitable. Eventually, children became an extra burden on life, and abortion and pedophilia became commonplace. Sometimes children were sold as slaves. Life and social customs were summed up in luxury. Gay parties and intimacy with animals were openly practiced, and religious and protesting Christians were killed.
In today’s American society, the highest abortion rates are among American girls between the ages of 20 and 24, who are at the best age to reproduce and raise the next generation. And it is this age range that is under the bombardment of propaganda to plunge more and more into the immoral swamp of American life values.
A conclusion for the future of America
Looking at the current state of American society, all three factors of destruction mentioned above can be clearly seen. “I think American society is paddling in the advanced stages of decay,” says Russell Kirk. While many people consider reaching this stage to be the flourishing of our civilization; But the truth is that this situation is the result of the exercise of powers that are destroying our culture. This boast of democratic freedom in a liberal society is in fact a slavery of lust and illusion that destroys religious beliefs and destroys society through centralization and urbanization, and destroys life-giving traditions and customs. slow”. If we look at the causes of the collapse of great civilizations; It is clear that the United States is on a similar downward spiral. What happened in Greece, Rome, ancient Egypt and other civilizations; It could easily happen to Western civilization today. says Professor Allan Bloom in book “The Closing of the American Mind. “This is the turn of America in the history of the world, It’s something we will always be judged for.”
The American people are now on a path that is experiencing the devastating factors of ancient civilizations with astonishing breadth. Improper beliefs and ideas are easily propagated in the media, education system and policy-making. And the pattern of sexual behavior in America today is even more heinous than it was in degenerate civilizations; is. Human life becomes worthless and babies are abandoned here and there; Embryos are aborted and children are sold into slavery, or strangely enough, sacrificed to the idols and goddesses of the ancient world in order to gain more life and benefit. And at the other end of the spectrum of inhumane acts of medical aid for the suicide of older people has become accepted.
Compared to previous generations, American families are much less stable today. Marriage has lost its importance; Divorce, children from illicit relationships, group sex, are very common, and children are very vulnerable and unprotected. The general view of marriage, sexual morality, and the upbringing of children has become very inappropriate; Phenomena such as single-parent families and gay marriage have lost the traditional structure of the family, which is losing legal and moral support; And Become more threathening.
Brzezinski was born on March 28, 1928, in Warsaw, Poland. He received a doctorate in political science from Harvard University in 1953 and became a US citizen in 1958. He currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University. After years of living in this country, he knows American society well politically and culturally. He is a strategist who was a former adviser to the US National Security Council and is now influential in the long-term policies of the US military. In one of his latest books, Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power, he writes: “The United States is now in a situation similar to the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union. “
Brzezinski sees the most important similarity between the current situation in the United States and the former Soviet Union, which has been paralyzed in both systems of government and has lost the ability to make serious policy changes, and has spent huge military spending and budgets to dominate some parts of the earth’s geopolitical geography.
The Soviets had done so for a decade to dominate Afghanistan, and the U.S. has spent a lot of Budget both in Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. international influence has declined and social dissatisfaction has also suffered internally. (One of its greatest manifestations is the Wall Street movement.) In his book, Brzezinski examines the signs of america’s downfall and its downward trend in domestic and foreign management and how the international arena lost opportunities after the Cold War. The message received from Brzezinski’s analysis could be seen as a historical alarm for the beginning of the dissolution of Western and American civilization.