Empires Always Fall.
March 12th, 2008
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Simon Bolivar.
I am well-known to history, and so it was felt appropriate that I give the world some words of comfort.
Even on earth, I detested slavery, having liberated my own slaves. What exists in the world at this time is a form of economic slavery such as the world has never known. But just as the Spanish in my time could not hold on to their empire, so those who control this huge empire today cannot possibly maintain control.
The reason is very simple - it is against the will of the people. This is the chief factor when empires clash with their unruly subjects.
It is human discontent that causes mighty rulers and empires to crumble. And so it will be in your time as well.
Simon Jose Antonio de la Santisima Trinidad Bolivar Palacios y Blanco or more commonly known as Simon Bolivar (born July 24, 1783 in Caracas, Captaincy General of Venezuela (now Venezuela) – died December 17, 1830, in Santa Marta, Gran Colombia (now Colombia)) was one of the most important leaders of Hispanic America’s successful struggle for independence from Spain along Jose de San Martin, collectively known as Bolivar’s War.
After the triumph over the Spanish monarchy, Bolivar participated in the foundation of the Gran Colombia, a nation forming the liberated Spanish colonies. Bolivar became President of Gran Colombia from 1821 to 1830, President of Peru from 1824 to 1826 and President of Bolivia from 1825 to 1826. After the death of Bolivar in 1830 and the later dissolution of the Gran Colombia in 1831, Bolivar’s legacy contributed decisively to the independence of present-day Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. (Source: Wikipedia)