By Greg Wright
MBA, CFE, CFP®, CLU, ChFC
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Financial Planner™
In about 1177 B.C., groups known by the name "Sea Peoples" invaded the Eastern Mediterranean.
Will the combination of Mideast political instability and the inability to control immigration doom us? Will the decisions of Secretary Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama, and President George Bush, lead to the destruction of Western culture?
We have been there before.
The Roman Empire lost the strengths that had allowed it to exercise effective control of its borders and Illegal immigration led to its fall. Yes, illegal immigration caused the fall of the Roman Empire.
Germanic immigrants drove the Roman government into extinction and its citizens into the “Dark Ages.” Is it possible Muslim, Mexican, and other immigrants are likely to send the U.S. and Europe to a similar fate?
Ask the citizens of Paris.
Just before the fall of the Roman Empire, its most successful institution was the army, a disciplined, well trained, and formidable fighting force. However, the Roman Government was corrupt.
Over a fifty years period, all of the Roman Empire was gone. Why? It was destroyed by illegal immigrants, equal to only about 10% of the native population. The Germanic tribes were not that rare and unusual. They started crossing the Rhine by the tens of thousands and kept coming. They were fleeing political disruptions and starvation. Rome could not absorb that flood of refugees that refused to be absorbed into its society.
Following that illegal immigration, came the “Dark Ages,” of roughly the period from the 6th to the 13th century. This was a period of intellectual darkness. Are we to repeat that history?
This pattern of lax border control is not unknown in history and was the cause or an earlier destruction of civilization and entrance into centuries of dark ages.
As explained in the recent award-winning book by Eric Cline “1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed,” the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt end. Counties fell “like dominoes over the course of just a few decades.” “No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. No more Trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians.” Egypt managed to defeat the Sea Peoples but emerged from that war so weakened that it slid into decline.
These thriving cultures, in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, suddenly ceased to exist. Gone were their writing systems, technology, and architecture. Eric Cline tells the story of the end of civilization and the beginning of a dark age that lasted centuries. Uncontrolled immigration also ended this civilization.
Will Europe and the U.S. suffer a similar fate? Will the proponents of “open borders” and massive immigration prevail? We know where the Moslem world stands on this issue. Where do you stand? Do you support Western civilization?