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What happened to the Western Roman Empire Centuries ago repeats itself in the Modern-Day Western World and particularly in the United States thanks to Leaders who think they can control the Hordes of Illegals and Muslims into their Borders

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The educated see similarities between what happened to the Western Roman Empire happening now in the United States


Visalia, CA, 06-22-2016 Wednesday: Hello, friends, and welcome to the Wednesday edition of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.  I have to say the world in which, we live grows more insane by the day.  If people speak out against the ‘invasion’ by people from south of the border, as well as the federal government in the form of President Barack Obama importing tens of thousands of Muslim ‘refugees’ into the country, it is enough to drive one to drink if they already do NOT.  I do drink and drink and drink a lot.
Currently, the History Channel has a great series, one called “Barbarians.”  The program deals with the problem the Roman Republic and then the Roman Empire faced in subjugating the barbarians outside its borders.  Originally, they fought the Carthaginians who ruled parts of North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula whom I do not believe to have been barbarians and eventually the invasion of the Goths, Huns, and others, which ended the imperial rein. 
The show makes the Romans appear to be ‘barbaric’ themselves, in that they sought continual expansion and the subjugation of increasing numbers of ‘barbarians’—‘outsiders’—into their clutches, either as slaves or as tributaries.  Yes, the Romans were bad but the standards of the time did not make them unique in that they relied on massive numbers of slaves to run their ‘machine’ with efficiency.  
No, the Romans were ‘ordinary’ because EVERYONE took slaves before their time and after it.  War captives were common spoils of war who became slaves within whatever culture took them, it is just that the Romans did it on a massive scale in the same manner the Nazis sought to do in the previous century.
Whatever you think of the Romans is up to you; however, I will note that as a society, they were the most advanced of their time and created so many modern day amenities such as indoor toilets, sewers, baths, running water, medicine, and a massive military machine.  The Romans were modern, sophisticated, and the people they typically incorporated into the Republic and later the Empire many times benefitted from the association.  It was not all ‘one-sided’ but one that sought to spread Roman culture to the rest of the world.
I would like to pick at one segment of the History Channel show and that is the later days of the Western Roman Empire and how it equates with the modern day United States.  Following the first 3-4 emperors, Rome began to splinter apart as the empire split in two, the Western—based in Rome—and the Eastern—based in Constantinople—divided the bureaucracy.   In so doing, it made ruling the massive empire much easier as it created two co-equal emperors. 
The Western Empire had far more problems than the Eastern in that its borders spread to central Britannia, Iberia, Gaul, Germania, across the Mediterranean, and down through the Balkans to Greece.  If the Western Empire did not suffer from political bickering and frequent civil wars, it might have been able to guard its borders better than what it did.  
When Attila and the Huns invaded the Balkans, they drove the Gauls ahead of them, a people who lived in an uneasy truce with the Romans but sought an alliance with them when the Huns proved to be too tough for them to deal.  Emperor Valens allowed them to cross the Danube and into Roman territory but the governor on site mistreated the Gauls to the point that they rose up and went on a rampage against the unfair and unjustified treatment. 
The Romans, unable to throw the Gauls out of their territory allowed the Gauls to settle among them as long as they provided men for the military machine and others for servitude within Rome.  The Romans, like all superior powers, believed they were in control and that they could manhandle the Gauls and others whom lived within their reach. 
Unfortunately, this was not the case as frequent uprisings by the ‘guests’ led to more and more concessions of land and wealth from the Romans.  By the time the Romans realized they could no longer control the barbarian population living within their midst, the empire fell into a slow decline.  It took centuries but eventually, the barbarians became the rulers of Rome and the Romans became the servants of those to whose ancestors they had permitted entry.  As time passed, the empire fell into decline and the Dark Ages swallowed Western Europe.
Why are we talking about this?  Well, the correlation between what happened to the Romans is very much akin to what we now see happening in the Western World but especially here in the United States.  The Democrats cannot see beyond their noses nor can the subservient Republicans because they believe they will be able to control the nonstop inflow of illegal aliens and Muslim refugees into the country.  Sadly, they cannot and we already see the signs of it—just as the Romans once did.
California is a disaster as the state—with one party rule—seems to believe it can absorb endless streams of illegal aliens and Muslim refugees within its borders, which it cannot.  Crime is sky-high, murder is way up, and the state will soon be on the verge of bankruptcy thanks to the mismanagement of the liberal elite.  Yet, the liberals tell us serfs that ‘all is well.’
What will our state do when it seeks to impose restrictions on the never-ending flow of illegals one day when it realizes that it has made a big mistake?  They will lack the power with which, to begin booting them back across the border because they have practically bestowed citizenship upon them. 
When the illegals begin voting for illegals to represent them and not the Democrats, it will be too late for the Democrats to reverse the flow.  The same goes with the Muslims flowing into the nation, by the time our worthless leaders realize they have f*****d up, it is going to be checkmate on the nation.
We see concessions made to Muslims all the time, especially by the Obama administration, which lets Muslim groups provide ‘advice’ to our government on everything from State Department policy to the FBI on how to handle investigations into homegrown jihadists.  We know the hands of the FBI suffered constraint by their own handcuffs as the Muslim dictates from groups such as CAIR limited their ability to investigate terrorist Omar Mateen. 
Once Mateen told the agents assigned to check him out that his coworkers who made complaints against him were’ Islamophobes,’ they signed off and went back to the office.  Mateen was not the threat—his bigoted coworkers were!
I fear as a strong proponent of protecting the Constitution at all costs, even if it means voting for someone we might fear but whom we know LOVES the nation, then it is what we all must do.  I am voting for Donald Trump despite his warts and blemishes because I feel he will defend the Constitution whereas Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders will NOT.  With those last two, it will be more of the same only worse as they self-flagellate themselves across the back as to how bad the United States is to Latinos, Muslims, and other groups with which, they draw into their orbit.
I am sorry however that it has taken the gay community some time to wake up to the fact that there is a ranking scale for the various groups trapped within the Democrat Party because they now know Muslims rank higher than they do.  The massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, is proof positive of this disturbing fact and it is my hope that more and more of them flock to Donald Trump for change. 
Furthermore, I hope that the black Americans who languish at the back of the bus within the Democrat Party begin waking up and smell the rising tide of illegal aliens into the country deprives them of any hope of moving up the economic ladder.  We need to curtail illegal immigration—as well as legal immigration—because we need to assimilate the people here now without bringing in EVEN MORE of them.
I think we will conclude our post here.  I hope some among you understand what it is, I am saying, and that the danger into which, the Democrats and their RINO allies have placed the nation is one that threatens ALL of us.  No nation can continue its God-given course if it no longer has set borders, a common language and a culture because losing any one of those things or all of them leads to disaster. 
What happened to the Western Roman Empire over 1,400 years ago can happen again and is happening NOW to both the United States and Western Europe and if we do not stop it, future generations will talk about our ‘decline and fall.’
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 “JT”
James “JT” Tobiason
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This is me back in the 1980's when I was an Executive Sous Chef at a hotel in Monterey, California.  I originally came from Salinas, California, spent time in Fresno and Bakersfield, and currently am working at a fine-dining restaurant in Visalia, California.  I began cooking in 1967 when I apprenticed under a top chef working in the Napa Valley.
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06-22-2016 W Political Topics and Essays, Part DCCLXXII: “What happened to the Western Roman Empire Centuries ago repeats itself in the Modern-Day Western World and particularly in the United States thanks to Leaders who think they can control the Hordes of Illegals and Muslims into their Borders” by Chef James “JT” Tobiason.    
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TODAY IN HISTORY—JUNE 22, 2016:


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  1. 1533: Ferdinand of Austria and Sultan Suleiman sign a peace treaty.
  2. 1559: Crazed mobs, stirred up by anti-Semitism, loot and burn the Jewish quarter of the Czech city of Prague, causing many deaths.
  3. 1611: Mutineers aboard the Discovery set English explorer Henry Hudson, his son, and several other people adrift in present-day Hudson Bay; their fate remains unknown.
  4. 1633: The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo to recant his view that the sun, not the Earth, is the center of the universe.
  5. 1740: King Frederick II of Prussia abolishes torture and guarantees freedom of expression and of the press.
  6. 1772: England abolishes slavery.
  7. 1812: Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grand Army enters Russia intent on taking Moscow.
  8. 1815: Following Waterloo, Napoleon abdicates for the second time.
  9. 1870: The United States Department of Justice was created.
  10. 1898: In the Spanish-American War, United States Marines begin landing in Cuba.
  11. 1911: Britain’s King George V was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  12. 1937: Joe Louis began his reign as world heavyweight champion by knocking out Gentleman Jim Braddock in the eighth round of their fight in Chicago.
  13. 1938: Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling in the first round of their rematch at Yankee Stadium.
  14. 1940: During World War II, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory as France was forced to sign an armistice eight days after German forces overran Paris.
  15. 1941: Germany, Italy, and Romania declare war on the Soviet Union.  During the initial invasion, Germany overruns the Baltic States leading to Estonians uprising against their Soviet overlords. 
  16. 1942: During World War II, a Japanese submarine enters the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress formally adopts the Pledge of Allegiance.
  17. 1943: Federal troops put down a race riot in Detroit that claimed more than 30 lives.
  18. 1944: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Serviceman’s Readjustment Act of 1944, more popularly known as the “GI Bill of Rights.”
  19. 1945: With the remnants of Imperial Japanese troops either surrendering or choosing suicide, organized resistance on Okinawa ends in a U.S. victory.
  20. 1947: Don Henley, future drummer of the Eagles and a solo artist, is born in the United States on this date.
  21. 1948: Todd Rundgren, future multi-instrumentalist/vocalist with the Nazz and other bands and a solo artist, is born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, on this date.
  22. 1959: The Swedish film, “Wild Strawberries,” written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, opened in New York.
  23. 1962: Air France Flight 117, a Boeing 707, crashed while on approach to Guadeloupe, killing all 113 people aboard.
  24. 1964: In a pair of rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the Henry Miller novel, “Tropic of Cancer,” and the French film, “The Lovers,” were not obscene.
  25. 1969: The Cuyahoga River catches fire in Cleveland, drawing national attention to water pollution, and spurring the passing of the Clean Water Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  26. 1970: President Richard M. Nixon signed an extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that lowered the minimum voting age to 18.
  27. 1977: John N. Mitchell became the first former U.S. Attorney General to go to prison as he began serving a sentence for his role in the Watergate cover-up; he was released 19 months later.
  28. 1978: The neo-Nazis call of their march through Skokie, Illinois.
  29. 1979: Larry Holmes scores a TKO over Michael Weaver in the 12th round of their heavyweight fight.
  30. 1984: The British airline, Virgin Atlantic, began operations.
  31. 1988: Gay rights activist Leonard Matlovich discharged from the U.S. Air Force because of his homosexuality died at the age of 44.
  32. 1990: With the crumbling of the Soviet Union, U.S. troops in Berlin begin the dismantling of Checkpoint Charlie at the division between Soviet and U.S. controlled sectors of occupied Germany.
  33. 1992: In R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that “hate crime” laws that banned cross-burning and similar expressions of racial bias violated free speech rights.
  34. 1993: Former first lady Pat Nixon died in Park Ridge, New Jersey, at age 81.
  35. 1994: In the 48th NBA Finals, the Houston Rockets beat the New York Knicks 4 games to 3.
  36. 1996: Michael Moorer beats Axel Schultz in 11 rounds for the IBF heavyweight boxing title.
  37. 2003: Iraq reentered the world oil market as its first shipment of crude since the U.S.-led invasion, but sabotage and looting along its largest oil pipeline delayed the flow of freshly pumped oil.  
  38. 2004: Islamic militants beheaded Kim Sun-IL, a South Korean hostage who pleaded for his life in a heart-wrenching videotape; he was the third foreign hostage decapitated in the Middle East in little over a month.  Meanwhile, Mexican newspaper editor Francisco Ortiz Franco was shot to death by masked gunmen in Tijuana, Mexico.
  39. 2009: Kodak announces that it is going to discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as an icon of photography.
  40. 2012: The Philippines lend $1 billion to the International Monetary Fund.
  41. 2013: UNESCO officially names Mt. Fuji in Japan a World Heritage Site.
  42. 2014:   The Phu Ancient Cities in Myanmar and the Shahr-i-Sokhta (Burnt City) in Iran have been named World Heritage Sites; the Myanmar cities were active from 200 B.C. to 900 A.D.; the Iranian city was active primarily from 3200 B.C. to about 1800 B.C.
  43. 2015: According to Brainy History, Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina, supports removal of the Confederate flag from state grounds; however, the state legislature must first overturn a law requiring the flag to be flown at the Confederate Soldier Monument.



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