March of Folly: Fall of American Empire, by Jim Quinn

The word “folly” perfectly captures contemporary American governance. From Jim Quinn at

“Folly is a child of power.” Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

The March Of Folly - Repeated?

“A phenomenon noticeable throughout history regardless of place or period is the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests. Mankind, it seems, makes a poorer performance of government than of almost any other human activity. In this sphere, wisdom, which may be defined as the exercise of judgment acting on experience, common sense, and available information, is less operative and more frustrated than it should be. Why do holders of high office so often act contrary to the way reason points and enlightened self-interest suggests? Why does intelligent mental process seem so often not to function?” Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

The term “folly” is particularly apt at this stage in the decline of the great American empire. Folly is defined as: criminally or tragically foolish actions or conduct; an excessively costly or unprofitable undertaking. If ever a word captured the actions of American political leaders in the 21st Century and reflect the tragic downfall of an empire borne out of the ashes of the Second World War, it is the term “folly”.

For the last two decades I’ve been befuddled by the inane foolishness of our leaders, as they have driven the nation into a bottomless pit of debt at an astoundingly ridiculous pace, initiated military conflict across the globe, and in the last three years initiated anti-human policies guaranteed to destroy our economic system, depopulate the planet, increase human suffering, and turn the world into a techno-gulag where we will own nothing, eat bugs, and bow down to the commands of globalist overlords.

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One response to “March of Folly: Fall of American Empire, by Jim Quinn

  1. Excellent article. Estienne de la Boetie pointed out the same problem 475 years ago and also realized that it had been going on centuries before he recognized it. The Will To Bondage points out that without the willingness of slaves tyrants would have no power. Megalomaniacs would still exist, they would have no authority nor followers, without which they could cause little harm, could easily be identified and removed from society.


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