Then and Now

Allan Callahan


How many are aware that when the Roman Empire began to go down, it had government departments and policies similar to those of the United States, Great Britain and Australia in recent times? It had a Farm Credit Administration, a Public Works Administration, a Price-and-Wage Act, A Farm Debt Conciliation Committee, A Resettlement Administration, and a Federal Land Bank. Banking was a big thing and bankers accepted both checking accounts and accounts bearing interest. Rome also had a race-mixing policy.

Prices climbed so high in 301 A.D. that a great clamor went up for something to be done. A Price Control Act was then put into effect, but prices were set too low, causing an immediate shortage of commodities. Doles and subsidies were begun, and became greatly expanded. Two pounds of free bread were given daily, and at one time as many as 200,000 people were getting this. Sometimes they were also given pork, olive oil and salt. Games and circuses were also provided for the masses, to help them keep their minds off their problems. At first these were tame affairs, featuring things like acrobats, jugglers, and athletic events. Later, however, they changed into the brutal affairs that we have read so much about.

As indebtedness increased it acted as a drag on commerce. Small farmers were driven to the wall. They could not compete with the large estates which kept getting larger through the increased use of slave labor. Dispossessed Romans streamed to the capitol city. Along with the farmers and peasants came the small shopkeepers who had gone bankrupt. All hoped to find jobs but good jobs were scarce. Therefore, the government itself created more jobs. And the numbers getting handouts went up. The wheat dole increased to 320,000 people. As inflation drove prices up, those employees who still had jobs demanded more money. To placate them, politicians made incessant raids on the Treasury. To bolster shrinking revenues, taxation had to be increased till it became intolerable on the remaining taxpayers.

At its zenith, the capitol city had a population of about 1,000,000. Just before the collapse, half the people were on the public payroll. At the end there was not enough money to pay them, because the taxpayers had been bled to death.

Perhaps the word “collapse” is misleading, because it implies that the end came suddenly, but this was not the case. As all historians know, the decline and fall of the Roman Empire was not a sudden thing. On the contrary, it took place over a period of centuries. Textbooks on ancient history give the date of 476 A.D. as the year in which the Roman Empire finally came to an end. But the rot had set in, in a small way, long before then. Over 500 years before, in 54 B.C., Cicero had lamented: “We are taxed in our bread and our wine, in our income and our investments, in our land and on our property, not only for base creatures who do not deserve the name of men, but for foreign nations…”

As would be expected, the decline was not something that took place at a set pace. There were ups and downs. There were periods when things got better. But they didn’t last. The downs began to outnumber the ups. And all this time the Romans themselves did not realize that their way of life was coming to an end. The more educated classes, especially, had hope for the future, even though they were worried. And some of the wealthier people managed to more or less hang on to the “good life” up till the end. One example is given to us in the person of a man named Sidonius, a Gallo-Roman country gentleman who later became a bishop. Through his letters we know of the pleasant life he led near the end of the fifth century A.D., in that part of the Roman Empire which is now called France. Sidonius had a villa in the lovely hill country of southern France near Clermont. It had a library, an open fireplace, and baths. He gave hunting and dinner parties. Life was good, but the barbarians were getting closer. Sidonius was uneasy, but he could not bring himself to believe that the end was near at hand. Then he became frightened. Still he was able to write to a friend: “Providence I doubt not will grant a happy issue to our prayers and under new blessings of peace we shall look back upon these terrors as mere memories.”

Providence failed Sidonius. Within a few years after his death his handsome villa had been burned to the ground. The cities and towns in southern France were shrinking and drying up, and his way of life was to vanish from Europe for 1300 years.

The racial stock of the barbarians from northern Europe who conquered Rome was every bit as good as the racial stock of the early Romans in the days of the Republic. But this did not hold true for the racial stock of the Levantine and Oriental portions of the Roman Empire. Yet none of the Roman Emperors who wanted to make citizens of all kinds of foreigners seemed to realize this. They made the same mistake that Alexander the Great did. Alexander encouraged his generals to take wives among the women of the conquered countries, believing he could thus Hellenize the peoples of these regions. But he was wrong. The Hellenic genes were swallowed up by the huge foreign genepools into which they were placed, leaving hardly a trace, and his empire began to break up immediately after his death.

Perhaps Alexander and the Roman emperors can be forgiven for their ignorance on racial matters, because there was no race science in those days. But modern presidents and prime ministers of the Western nations cannot be forgiven, because there is adequate race science around today to take note of. Their refusal to heed it is a far worse crime than anything else they have done. Americans think George III was bad. We think the Revolutionary War against England was justified. Actually, the government of King George didn’t treat us white Americans half as badly as our own government treats us today. Maybe the Crown’s taxes on tea and a few other things were a mite heavy, and possibly the currency restrictions were a little onerous, but at least King George didn’t try to mongrelize the white colonists out of existence, which our own government is trying to do to us now.

Our white government (if it can be called white) in Washington, D.C. should be demanding that the truth about race be taught in all the schools. But it is doing just the opposite. It is suppressing the truth, and putting out lies instead. Therefore, it can be said that we white Americans have no government of our own. The present regime is dedicated to the interests of non-whites and Jews, and is destroying us through the “Law of Reversion.” Prof. Lothrop Stoddard writes of this law in The French Revolution in San Domingo. This book came out in 1914. Prof. Stoddard taught at Harvard (of all places), back when the truth could still be told about race in American colleges. In Chapter IV we read the following:

“From the earliest days the colonists had been brought to realize one apparent fact – the fact of that greater assimilative power of the black blood later formulated as the ‘Law of Reversion.’ Once let the black principle enter a stock, and it seemed impossible ever to breed it out again: the moment fresh infusions of pure white blood ceased, the mulatto apparently began to revert to the negro. The learned Jesuit Father Labat notes this early in the eighteenth century, and Moreau de Saint-Méry writes to the same effect.”

“Elaborate scientific experiments were made by slave-owners with an enquiring turn of mind – and the law apparently held good in the most extreme cases. On a plantation of one of the smaller French West Indies there were married two mulattoes, neither of whose ancestry had suffered an infusion of black blood for six generations. ‘These young people were of remarkable beauty. Their hair was extremely blond, their features retained no negroid trace, and their skin was so white that they might have been taken for albinos, had it not been for the supple vigor of their limbs and the unusual brightness of their minds. Well – their children were unmistakably colored, and their grandchildren of an extremely dark shade.’”

“‘After an experiment such as this, a man might well ask how many successive marriages with whites were necessary to really destroy in a family all trace of negro blood, and it is easy to understand why pure white families always refused to marry with persons having the smallest drops of the black. For, once permit this first marriage, and it needed only a second to turn a white family into mulattoes. And – from mulatto to negro, the way was short; it needed only one or two steps of the same kind.’” (Stoddard was quoting here from the writings of Vaissière.)

Thus we see that the “Law of Reversion” has the power to wipe the white race off the face of the earth. And we are violating this law, more and more, every day. Does this mean that all white Americans, Englishmen, Germans – and indeed all Caucasians in the world – could eventually suffer the same fate as the white Frenchmen in San Domingo, who were finally overwhelmed by the far more numerous colored hordes, losing the war, their country, and being mongrelized out of existence to boot? Do you think such a fate is impossible?

Think again, white man.

SOURCE: Liberty Bell, September 1981

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