I often hear America being compared to New Babylon or Resurrected-New-Rome or the Rat Race. This little bread-crumb of a gem you found in the ruins of Pompeii confirm that all 3 are true for the dis-U.S.A..
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People eat out more & more as we move backward from D.C. to Rome. But, the visionary Asians are the true heirs to Rome with their unmatched street culture compared to the comparatively bland White Devils repast.
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In the East, forward thinking-people live in cooler, slabs or cold lockers that are their apartments. Communal living, no kitchens. Just your slab shaped like a roomy coffin. Edgar Allen Poe would be appaled at the wave of the future. Take a look at the images to see where your grandkids will live. Shacking up won’t be an issue for worried parents unless their rug-rats are dwarves loving midgets.
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https://www.re-thinkingthefuture.com/fresh-perspectives/a1374-top-50-capsule-hotels-in-the-world/
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The Japanese naturally evolved backward to a culture fitting for an apocalyptic vision of the fall of Rome. Back then it was East & West; it was between Orthodox Christians & Evangelical Catholics; it was another rat over-crowding experiment that proved lack of personal space plus a surplus of food equals suicide, depression, despair & the fall of a diseased empire by a pathogen encouraged by their avarice.
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But, not like the U.S., not like the di-U.S.. Thank God the Nouveau Romans have changed their appetites and voted instead for a change, not their cuisine being buried by a natural disaster like a volcano, a pandemic, a plague or an act of an angry Jupiter as if it was a atheists’ Armageddon & the inflicted poor were bittersweet desserts..

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