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I Think That America Has Become the New Rome

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    "Ails" Caesar?

    I'm getting a "Decline and Fall - barbarians at the gate" vibe.
    Rob22make3 Rob22make3 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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    New Rome

    I think that America has become the new Rome--and I don't mean this in a good way.  Almost every day, I look around and feel that our entire society is on the edge...meaningless wars, a more and more intolerant, unintelligent populace, hatred, cruelty, and prejudice running...
    Avice Avice 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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