Are We Watching The End Of An Empire?
[A]fter living over 200 years in the United States of America even the Frum Jews have almost lost this very important foundation of our Yiddishkeit. But now, my dear friends, I must tell all American Jews, religious or not that the time has come for you to realize that the party is over and it’s time to return to our beloved Eretz Yisroel. The world is moving towards total chaos. There is going to be a great war that has been foretold in our Nevuas-prophecies and this war will only be the beginning of the havoc that is going to be wreaked on the world as we know it, by Hashem
[M]any of the Gedolai Hador are saying the same things. It’s over! The Golus is over! It’s time to come home! The Shechina has left Chutz l'Aretz and it has gathered itself into the borders of ancient Eretz Yisroel. There is not that G-dly protection of the Shechina that went with us in to the Golus and stayed with us all those years. Now there is no protection. There is no reason to stay. If you cannot financially make the trip or if you don’t have enough Bitachon in Hashem to leave the comforts of your home and life in Chutz l'Aretz that you built with Hashem’s help then show Him that you want to do what He wants you to do by day and night begging Him with all your heart and soul to take you out of this bitter Golus and bring you and your family to Eretz Yisroel where your true destiny lies.
Meir Yisroel Message from Dani18
Depravity, Frivolity, And Dissent: Are We Watching The End Of An Empire? ZeroHedge
The following excerpt is from: Empires — The Rise and Fall [Excerpt from Four Horsemen: The Survival Manual by Mark Braund and Ross Ashcroft.]
In the age of decadence many people choose to behave in ways that are unsustainable, apparently unaware of the consequences. They indulge in excessive, often conspicuous, consumption. An absurdly wealthy elite emerges, but instead of repelling the masses it is admired and celebrated. Those outside the elite aspire to similar levels of consumption, and are encouraged by the availability of cheap credit. People become convinced that increased consumption is the key to happiness, but in its pursuit they become measurably less happy. As David Morgan says, “you can never get enough of what you don’t need.”
At this point in the life cycle of an empire frivolity, as Glubb calls it, comes to the fore. In order to distract people from what’s really going on, the economy creates diversions. Voyeurism becomes central to culture: the gladiatorial spectacles in decadent Rome are mirrored in today’s ‘reality’ television. People become fixated on celebrity as the genuinely noteworthty become understandably camera shy. These invented celebrities are ‘famous’ just for being famous…
…Debauchery is another recurring theme at the end of empire. Society develops a strangely immature obsession with sex. People drink themselves to the point of unconsciousness and shamelessly collapse in the street. In Roman times, binge drinkers were left to their fate. Today’s debauchery is supervised by the police; its ‘victims’ are taken care of by hard-pressed health care professionals, placing further pressure on the public purse. And, all the while, supermarkets and corporations make a killing selling discounted booze to people barely old enough to buy it. This is our modern-day bread and circuses, with obese citizens literally becoming a burden on the state.
But the small can never satisfy the large. Cheap pleasures fail to compensate for the absence of meaning in so many people’s lives. A hankering for something greater remains…growing numbers are denied access to work; they can find no meaningful involvement in their community, so their potential goes unfulfilled. When people are prevented from fulfilling their potential, they often self-destruct. (source)