So if it’s an empire you want, I can show you how to
build an empire. But I see no reason to do it like a bungling
fool. Why would I spread nuclear waste on property that will one
day be part of my own empire? Why would I build an empire in a
way that causes people to despise me... forcing me to
spend all my wealth constantly defending my
gains… making up lies, arresting people, building prisons? What a waste
after all that work.
The problem is that these would-be builders of empire have
no imagination or finesse. They haven’t the sense to look at
history and see that what they are doing has already been tried and failed. They repeat the same stupidities like
greedy idiot lemmings. They make war, waste resources and
leave ruin and animosity in their wake. They lie, plunder,
cheat, and hide behind secrets… proliferating distrust,
decay, and incompetence.
Building an Empire
might actually be a good idea if, it weren’t always being
pursued by idiots and fools.
Even those who get rich fanning
the flames of war, end up
depressed and morally bankrupt. They live their lives
in the shadow of lies, forced to hide their methods and
accomplishments even from their own children. All they are ever able to enjoy are the accoutrements of
wealth… they don’t
even know what real wealth is.
The problem is, these empire builders really don’t
understand the power of intelligence, creativity, or wisdom. They could
be wealthy, admired and loved. Instead they trade true riches
for personal power and then wonder why joy eludes them. Theirs is the
work of pretenders and fools.
Their empire is collapsing. One day mine will rise from the
Truth, honor, dignity, compassion, courage, love.