"Fall of the American Empire is NOT Inevitable"

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 "Fall of the American Empire is NOT Inevitable"




"Fall of the American Empire is NOT Inevitable"



D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944
"THE BATTLE BELONGED THAT MORNING TO THE THIN WET LINE OF KHAKI THAT DRAGGED ITSELF ASHORE ON THE CHANNEL COAST OF FRANCE"



General Omar N. Bradley
US 1st Army commander

I didn't write the following but while traveling the Normandy Coast for the past several days I coincidentally happened by it by accident and thought that as I stand on the Omaha, Pointe du Hoc and Utah Beach Heads looking with awe and with a perpetual lump in my throat at just what that most important day in history really meant for what so many of us have come to take for granted.



"Fall of the American Empire is NOT Inevitable"


"There is a popular notion that great success must eventually fade, that it is destined to implode. It happened to the Roman Empire and other great civilizations, so it has to happen here, right?"


"But look at the realities of a dynamic global economy that has survived some of the biggest "black swan" shocks imaginable: terrorism and war, systemic banking/housing collapse, devastating floods, tsunamis and earthquakes. Yes, capital was destroyed by these events."


"And yes, an "easy" Federal Reserve supplying fresh barges of credit can artificially re-stimulate the economy and create new bubbles and dollar devaluation. But is it false prosperity when thousands of American businesses are still creating valuable products, services and jobs for existing demand markets?"


"The idea that the American empire must somehow naturally suffer the fate of ancient Rome is good story telling and interesting "chaos theory." But there are no laws of physics or economics that prove it has to happen this way. Besides, the global economy is fantastically complex. And it is as resilient as it is subject to systemic risk and shocks."

 

There's still a lot of good stuff to come in this ole economy. At 67 years old as of tomorrow I realize that one can never give up the fight that so many of our young 18 year old men fought and died for. Call me emotional and I won't be sensitive. I'll thank you. Call me ready to give up and I'll say never.



The 3 days I spent on the Normandy Coast were no doubt the most inspiritional and emotional days of my life. I strongly recommend to anyone who has the will and the way to take this journey. It will certainly get your head screwed on straight. No matter what you may have done with your life up to now it couldn't have cost what it cost these young men and they did it so that I could sit here and pass these words along to you all.

THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!


"Fall of the American Empire is NOT Inevitable"


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Scott Fogleman
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John, I live in the town that had the highest death rate per capita during D-Day. So the Normandy cost is special to everyone in my town. I also share your belief that we don't have to go the way of the Romans. The world is changing, while we dont manufacture as much goods as we used too, we still can provide technology and services. 

August 07, 2012 02:17 AM #1
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Hi John, thanks for your great patriotic post. and for sharing your optimism.  We agree!

August 07, 2012 02:57 AM #2
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Laura Cerrano
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I know people drag down all the usual societal things, but We are a country that does really well when our back is against the wall I think. :)

August 07, 2012 08:36 PM #3
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Laura Cerrano
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Also, if you want to be inspired, I recommend watching the new Batman movie!

 

Love and light,

Laura

August 07, 2012 08:38 PM #4
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John DL Arendsen
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Scott, thank you for that. What town would that be? Janis and I have established a tradition of taking each of our 12 and counting Grandkids on an educational tour when they start to study US History. Ironacally our 8 year old Grandson, Jarrick, (his parents, my oldest son and his wife are in France celebrating their 10th as this is where my son proposed to his lovely wife) is with us and was also moved by Normandy.

Jarrick is next on our list and we are planning to take him back to Philly as he has been studying about Benjiman Franklin. But since he's been so moved by his experience in Normandy it might be nice to visit your town while we're there if possible.

August 07, 2012 11:07 PM #5
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Thanks Bob, I was really moved by Normandy and just had to get it out. Thanks for indulging me.

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August 07, 2012 11:18 PM #6
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Laura and Carol, You've got that right. Don't ever piss off America!

This is the church an American Paratrooper got stuck on for a few hours during battle. No one ever saw him and he lived to tell about it. If you enlarge the photo you can see him.

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Laura and Carol, LOL! Thanks but I think I'll wait and buy a DVD and watch it in my own safe and secure home theater.

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