Zero Hedge: When was the fall of the Roman Empire? Was it in 410 when the Visigoths sacked Rome, or 455 when the Vandals plundered Rome? Or was it 476, when the last western Roman Emperor was deposed?
Whatever the answer, the people alive on the ground at the time surely did not wake up to a headline saying: “Rome has fallen, commence medieval barbarianism.”
Only later did historians pinpoint certain dates.
It’s possible, therefore, that we are already past the date that will be considered the fall of the American Empire.
Perhaps historians will look back and say that September 11, 2001 marks the sacking of the American Empire. Not because the Twin Towers fell, but because that’s the day rule of law and due process came crashing down as well.
History may shed more light on the silent coup that occurred behind the scenes, which shifted the US governing structure to a relative dictatorship.
Yes, just like in Rome, the appearances carried on. The Senate still passed bills, and the courts still nominally gave fair trials. But the great erosion hit a turning point. From there on out, due process was not required to assassinate enemies of the US, to spy on “potential terrorists”, and even to confiscate property using civil asset forfeiture. Read More …
Opinion: The Babylonian Empire was conquered by the Medo Persians who were conquered by the Greeks who were conquered by the Romans. Rome may have been sacked, plundered and its emperor deposed, but Rome was never conquered.
Daniel prophesies that Rome will be revived in the last days and be the seat of the government of Antichrist. There will be one empire in the west and it will be more wicked than Babylon, Medo Persia, Greek and ancient Rome combined. The US will be a part of revived Rome.
In Daniel 2:31-33 the prophet interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s dream
You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome. 32 This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.
(Rome and revived Rome are considered 1 empire or kingdom)
- Head of gold: Babylon
- Chest and arms: Medo-Persia
- Belly and thighs: Greece (Alexander)
- Legs of iron: Rome/Constantinople
- Feet and toes of iron and clay: first view of revived Rome
That the empire will be of iron and clay is a clear description of the European Union today. Wealthy northern states and economically weak southern states.
We agree with the author of the Zero Hedge post on the many reasons for the death of nation states …
“Some people think that the American Empire will simply be replaced by the next globally dominant superpower. And of course there are concerns that China is next in line to dominate the globe, as I discuss in another video on how China used Covid to play Western civilization. But more likely is the death of all nation states as we transition out of the industrial age, and into the information age.”
But where he is not connecting prophetic dots is that the next empire will swallow nation states whole.
“The fourth beast shall be
A fourth kingdom on earth,
Which shall be different from all other kingdoms,
And shall devour the whole earth,
Trample it and break it in pieces.” Daniel 7:23