• Invasion

    January 25, 2024
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    Today as a handful of Republican governors support Texas Governor Abbott and his declaration of invasion on the Texas border. Let us consider a similar circumstance from history. In the second half of the 4th century AD, The late Roman Empire. It was experiencing a similar invasion of Germanic and other nomadic migrants forcing their way across the Danube River, similar to the Rio Grande today. The Eastern Roman Empire offered a quality of life and wealth much better than that which the Gothic people were experiencing, just as today’s ragtag mass of illegal aliens leave regions where the poor are lucky to make a few hundred dollars in a year and not the 200 dollars a day they get working as a day laborer in the US.

    The Goths in the area now known as Romania and Ukraine were under pressure from the Huns, who were moving relentlessly from East to West. Today, the migratory pattern starting in the depths of Africa and India pounces on Quito, Ecuador, and traces thousands of miles through jungle and mountain traces, driven by hunger and supported by an evil globalist regime that seeks to make the Novel 1984 a reality—all the while being infiltrated from West to East by Chines CCP operatives.2

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    The Battle of Adrianople in 378 AD marked a pivotal moment in the decline of the Roman Empire, with far-reaching consequences that ultimately contributed to its eventual collapse. This historical event was the culmination of continuous migratory pressure exerted on the Roman Empire by Germanic Gothic tribes, particularly the Visigoths and Ostragoths, for over a century.

    The roots of the conflict can be traced back to the Goths’ persistent migratory movements and their battles with Rome beginning in the mid-3rd century AD. In fact, the Goths took advantage of the weak Roman navy at that time to launch a naval pillaging force that caused havoc throughout the Mediterranean a century and a half before the ultimate collapse of the West. Having pressured the Roman Empire for more than a century, significant numbers of Goths were granted permission to settle in the region known as Northern Bulgaria. However, tensions simmered as cultural, economic, and political differences strained the coexistence between the Goths and the Roman authorities.

    The Eastern Roman Emperor Valens played a crucial role in the unfolding events. Like Biden today, Valens received bad advice to allow the Goths into Roman territory to repopulate a war-devastated area and become farmers and soldiers. Thanks to the treachery of his advisors, these migrants became an enemy army in less than two years. One may consider the advice of Secretaries Mayorkas, Austin, and Blinken in a similar light.

    In a fateful decision, Valens engaged in a battle near the regional capital of Adrianople (modern Edirne, Turkey). His strategic miscalculation and hasty military actions destroyed the Eastern Empire’s military forces. This catastrophic defeat weakened the Eastern Roman Empire significantly and allowed the Goths to establish a permanent presence within its borders.

    The aftermath of the Battle of Adrianople had profound consequences for the Roman Empire. Having gained a foothold, the Goths posed a continuous threat to the stability of the Eastern Roman territories. The unchecked expansion of the Gothic influence further strained the already fragile Roman governance.

    One of the most significant impacts was felt in the Western Roman Empire. The weakening of the Eastern Roman Empire created a power vacuum and left the Western regions vulnerable. The subsequent centuries have witnessed a series of invasions, internal strife, and external pressures that contributed to the gradual disintegration of the Western Roman Empire.

    The Battle of Adrianople thus became a symbol of the systemic issues facing the Roman Empire during its decline. The inability to manage migratory pressures, accommodate diverse populations, and address internal divisions was crucial to the empire’s collapse. The events surrounding Adrianople underscore the interconnectedness of military, political, and social factors that shaped the destiny of one of history’s greatest civilizations.

    Though today’s Adrianople has not yet been fought, with wars being fought all around the globe as proxy wars, we postulate it could be VERY soon. As the inept Biden administration covers for an AWOL Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security tells the State-controlled National Guard to stand down in the face of an illegal alien “Army” crossing our 2000-plus mile Southern border, and a completely feckless Congress stands idly by, we wonder what will become of our once great Republic.

    1. Wikimedia Commons, Destruction from The Course of Empire. Artist Cole Thomas 1836
    2. “Muckraker.”
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    Douglass Ross

    Douglas J. Ross is originally from Wisconsin and is a long-time resident of Miami, Florida. He is a veteran Navy pilot from the Cold War period, having graduated from the US Naval Academy. After retiring as an international airline Captain, he now works as an Investment Advisor and also volunteers with Patriotic groups like the Convention of States and the Association of Mature American Citizens. In his free time, he enjoys writing.
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