What are empires?
The Rise and Fall of Empires
If you accept defeat, then your rise will be faster and more spectacular than any before.
Napoleon won at Waterloo. Germany won the Second World War. History of course disagrees, but then history is an old man that knows jack. If you take on the world, you can only win the battle, not the war. Even the world, for that one year, acknowledged Germany’s absolute power.
That Which Will Prevail
Life can either turn inward towards prayer and self analysis or outwards towards a will to power.
Power has one mind but a million hands.
Empires are an expression of power, power that of organization and organization that of energy. The empires of the past were a happy coincidence (Coal for Great Britain, Oil for the US). The empires of the future will be engineered (A new source of energy).
There are many reasons why things happen, but there is only one reason why things are — energy.
The system exists, and is governed wholly, totally, without exception, by access to energy.
It is amazing how far I have come; from one cell to a trillion cells. It is amazing how far the world economy has come; from trading horns to the iPhone. What has fueled this growth? Why?
What is immortal? The Human dies. Products of an economy perish. Even the molecules of DNA are replaced, yet life continues, as does the economy. What is preserved is structure - relative ordering of elements. Why?
Consciousness is knowing why you do what you do – next time you quote precedent/scripture remember that!
What you think is immaterial. What you do is everything.