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2018-07-29 22:35:47 UTC  

damn that's exactly it

2018-07-29 22:36:08 UTC  

One big echo coming over the atlantic

2018-07-29 22:36:34 UTC  

who was that quote by again?

2018-07-29 22:36:51 UTC  

DH Lawrence ? @Conscious Caracal ?

2018-07-29 22:37:12 UTC  

Yes?

2018-07-29 22:37:13 UTC  

I only understoon the layman definition he sai in the beginning... the last part for to high english for me

2018-07-29 22:37:29 UTC  

can we get that quote in text here?

2018-07-29 22:37:47 UTC  

Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.

2018-07-29 22:37:59 UTC  

thanks

2018-07-29 22:38:13 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/471436422616842241/473257974173794341/97685f584aa2d7647d20663b93ee0ad4.jpg

2018-07-29 22:38:24 UTC  

TX

2018-07-29 22:38:29 UTC  

Family wealth dies in 3 generations.... heard the sentiment before

2018-07-29 22:39:30 UTC  

An essay by John Bagot Glubb. A man who lived the fall of the British Empire.

As numerous points of interest have arisen in the course of this essay, I close with a brief summary, to refresh the reader’s mind.

We do not learn from history because our studies are brief and prejudiced.

In a surprising manner, 250 years emerges as the average length of national greatness.

This average has not varied for 3,000 years. Does it represent ten generations?

The stages of the rise and fall of great nations seem to be:

The Age of Pioneers (outburst)
The Age of Conquests
The Age of Commerce
The Age of Affluence
The Age of Intellect
The Age of Decadence.
Decadence is marked by:

Defensiveness
Pessimism
Materialism
Frivolity
An influx of foreigners
The Welfare State
A weakening of religion.
Decadence is due to:

Too long a period of wealth and power
Selfishness
Love of money
The loss of a sense of duty.
The life histories of great states are amazingly similar, and are due to internal factors.

Their falls are diverse, because they are largely the result of external causes.

History should be taught as the history of the human race, though of course with emphasis on the history of the student’s own country.

2018-07-29 22:41:04 UTC  

THE FATE OF EMPIRES
and
SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL
Sir John Glubb

2018-07-29 22:42:13 UTC  

kaiser should have his own channel

2018-07-29 22:42:22 UTC  

will save me a lot of reading

2018-07-29 22:42:42 UTC  

Dis nogal impressive.... seker maar omdat ek fokol geskiedenis ken

2018-07-29 22:42:55 UTC  

african countries went independent during peak cold war

2018-07-29 22:43:02 UTC  

that's the real reason for the epic fails

2018-07-29 22:43:05 UTC  

don't mention their IQ

2018-07-29 22:43:12 UTC  

the good leaders got assasinated

2018-07-29 22:43:15 UTC  

that has nothing to do with this!!!

2018-07-29 22:43:16 UTC  

let's not mention that

2018-07-29 22:43:19 UTC  

lol

2018-07-29 22:43:59 UTC  

lamost like that rality show Survivor.... the sleeky ones vote of the strong, and then win

2018-07-29 22:44:04 UTC  

if everything in the world is based on IQ why do none of us know the dude that was posted earlier Mr High IQ on identity politics?

2018-07-29 22:44:55 UTC  

All the Proffies drive Toyota's...... power and money not related

2018-07-29 22:44:55 UTC  

necessity mother of invention

2018-07-29 22:45:20 UTC  

Proffies?

2018-07-29 22:45:41 UTC  

The academia Professor, Doctor, etc

2018-07-29 22:45:45 UTC  

ah

2018-07-29 22:45:47 UTC  

gotcha

2018-07-29 22:46:01 UTC  

africa is a giant drive-thru

2018-07-29 22:46:15 UTC  

now it's a drive-by

2018-07-29 22:46:22 UTC  

lol

2018-07-29 22:46:32 UTC  

I went to zim in 1997

2018-07-29 22:46:37 UTC  

was pretty awesome

2018-07-29 22:46:41 UTC  

😢

2018-07-29 22:46:48 UTC  

:/

2018-07-29 22:47:04 UTC  

Victoria Falls, Harare, etc ?