Every dying Empire has its truth telling prophet and America had its own with Chalmers Johnson. Johnson correctly compared the decay of the American empire, with its well over 600 overseas military bases, with the fall of the Roman Empire whereas the Senate becomes a wealthy corporate club and irrelevant compared to the ruling Military Industrial Congressional Complex

by Allen L Roland
May 31, 2013
Veterans Today.com

Chalmers Johnson was a truth teller and prophet in a political environment where few would stand up to the interests and secrecy of the Pentagon and the intelligence community ~ and since his passing in November of 2010, many of his prophetic fears have been realized in the Obama administration.

Johnson, author of Blowback, Sorrows of Empire and Nemesis,The Last Days of the American Republic, talks in this video interview about the similarities in the decline of the Roman and Soviet empires and the signs that the U.S. empire is exhibiting the very same symptoms ~ overextension, corruption and the inability to reform. ( Watch the first 20 minutes)

Johnson’ s main points were; The United States is treading the same three steps as the former Soviet Union;

Inability to deal with corporate corruption.
Imperial over-stretch is leading to fiscal insolvency ( 600 plus bases throughout the world )
Inability to reform, thus accelerating the inevitable fall.

Chalmers offered the solution but suspected that it was already too late for America; ( with my inserts )

Reform Congress ( Good luck )
Reform corrupt election laws ( good luck )
Re-division of electoral college ( good luck )
Cutback funding of intelligence agencies and department of the defense and take steps to break up the Military Industrial Congressional Complex. ( more good luck )

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