The Great Fall
The Loss and Grief of a Once Great Empire
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
Winning the World War in 1945 made America top dog, positioning the US to assume the imperial role previously held by Great Britain. As the US soon learned, however, ruling the world is no cakewalk. Some countries like to rule themselves, and find the notion of foreign armies setting up…
One based not on blood-and-soil nationalism, or spheres of influence, or conquest of the weak by the strong, but rather on universal values, rule of law, open commerce, and respect for national sovereignty and independence.
If the Original Bozo really believes this, he is almost too stupid to be satirized.
There’s a madness which descends on elites during the collapse phase of an imperial lifecycle. It is the apogee of decadence, when the reality bubble around the imperial elite floats off into thin air to meet the waiting pins of reality. This is the stage at which…