Often the effect of our modern technologies is merely to amplify our follies. The USA is collapsing at a speed that would have been quite unimaginable to those watching the same sort of events during the long decline of Rome nearly two millennia ago. The outcome, however, will be the same: the remnants of the old system preserved but merely a sham, while all power resides in the hands of a mentally unbalanced individual. And just as with the Caesars, preserving the lineage will be important. Fortunately Trump has several potential Presidential heirs…

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