End of an Empire

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munsi
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End of an Empire

Post by munsi » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:54 am

The trouble began when we, as a nation, decided we were no longer capable of doing things.

The time of advancement, we agreed, was over, and the best we could hope was to preserve the traditions and accomplishments of previous generations.

But at what cost? If society doesn’t do anything, why should we pay our share of what is, ultimately, simple maintenance?

So we paid less and less, and had less and less to work with.

And in this way we cut ourselves apart, bit by bit, and cannibalized the pieces, leaving the future for younger, fitter empires to control…

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Re: End of an Empire

Post by bell » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:04 pm

Twitter history. Twistory?
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What would have been written.
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If they hadn't died first.

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Re: End of an Empire

Post by Thomas Daulton » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:28 am

Sad but true. Pretty deft work to fit a complex sociological commentary into 100 words. Nice work!
"All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost." --J.R.R. TOLKIEN

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