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I am into ancient Egypt these days. I listen to the Egyptian History Podcast when I’m on my otherwise-boring home rowing machine, and the workout just flies by. I’m also reading The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson. In the book, I am now up to the New Kingdom era of the Ramesside Pharaohs, from 1360-1069 BC. This quote sent chills down my spine.
In the end, internal rather than external factors undermined the pharaonic state. A loss of royal prestige, spiraling food prices, strikes, uncontrolled immigration, widespread corruption, a breakdown in law and order–by the time the eleventh Ramesses came to the throne, Egypt was on its knees.
Which of those conditions is NOT happening in our country today? Exactly none! The only difference between the period in ancient Egypt and today’s America is that our modern conditions are the result of deliberate government action by a regime that is trying its best to destroy the country from within.
Another piece of proof that human nature never changes.Published in