What has and does make civilizations rise and fall?;
Answer - Their numerous and intertwined "Walls of Silence"
(or don't tell them where the bodies and sources of power are) - (and only include those who will keep our secrets [those you can trust] - really share our same prejudices/hates/loves - that way we'll never get caught or have to pay)
The entertainment business walls of silence
The sports walls of silence
The religious/philosophical walls of silence
The scientific walls of silence
The technological walls of silence
The educational walls of silence
The social walls of silence
The liberal walls of silence
The conservative walls of silence
The political walls of silence (includes voters)
The sexual walls of silence,
Ever wonder why you always seem to hear the same opinions on news shows - they're all members of that stations nexus of news (propaganda) silence.
God bless secret societies for the ultimate cure (answer - walls of silence) for all the various forms of "shirts and flags" (posts and lintels in earlier socities) - (greater and lesser) that have manifested throughout human history, as the cultures we are introduced to in school.
Which culture was you're favorite?
Were you "led" to similar or associated things in your own life?
Was it the beginning of "choosing a side,"
[or don't you want to be able to afford a great costume and be invited to the next nexus masquerade party)
The real point of archeology - to see if any "lost" forms of "crowd control" can be resurrected and employed. ie. Lord George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, DL, styled Lord Porchester (sounds pretty "spanish" to me lol) and King Tut.
Don't worry about responding, we're so far past 1948, that this is probably just some kind of public service announcement (without guitars)!
How in the world you gonna seeLaughin' at fools like meWho in the hell d'you think you areA super starWell, right you are
Well we all shine onLike the moon and the stars and the sunWell we all shine onEv'ryone come on
Instant Karma's just the wall of silence for the secret police that is your own family, friends, town province, country, union, world, solar system, universe, super universe - that you ??inhabit?? - more or less depending... LOL
(I've been told it's a safe bet to quote John Lennon).
This probably should have been posted in the Say What the Hell You Will Post, but what can I say, I'm such a cartoon character.