Opinion: Self-determination and free thought

Gen Zs Unwilling To Fight Your Wars

“We have a life, duh”.

Lucy M.
5 min readJan 28, 2024


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No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, who I have not repaid in full — Lucious Cornelius Sulla

The law speaks too softly to be heard amidst the din of arms — Gaius Marius

The above-competing philosophies are what shaped the collapse of the Roman empire — this perceived model of an almost perfectly organized republic, where the elements of democracy, aristocracy, and dictatorship were organically combined to maintain stability’.

The empire would collapse, not by invasion, but by disintegration thanks to the outburst of self-determination that broke through the veneer of this perfectly orchestrated model of a civilization.

Although it existed as an apocalypse of past civilizations, the Roman Empire had never really been a civilization, it was itself a death and war cult that had been perfecting the carrying out of anti-native behaviors that included mass murders and property theft.

And because empire runs on individualism and ego, we see this psychosis being exercised upon members of…



Lucy M.

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