Man has come most closely to understanding himself in ancient Greece, but there was a fantastical element that comes with any new revelation, a slight denial of practicality in the search and realization that imbued their society with an element of chaos. It has been said that the revealer or creator can not step back from the masterwork and use it but rather can only see it as a glorious creation or realization in and of itself.

It takes someone else, someone who can see the creation not as some miraculous exemplar but as an implement, to use it to force achievement further along and on a greater scale. A view that would be incomprehensible to the revealer and creator.

Man has come most closely to perfection in ancient Rome where he took his understanding of himself and added in efficiency in nearly all things; power, achievement, subjection of that which inhibits and praising of his natural instinct to fulfill his striving character. Where Greece was the spark, initiated by brilliance and a new revelation, Rome was the blaze that carried Greek knowledge forward into a cohesive system dedicated to man’s ascendancy. However like a fire it eventually burnt out. This burn out being man’s real tragedy.

That man is mortal is not his greatest tragedy, that his time is limited and therefore he will not exist when his greatest labors produce their fruit is not his greatest tragedy, mans greatest tragedy is that he will lose sight of himself and will fade, not continuing the great line of ascendancy toward cosmos. The knowledge that man gains by learning from past generations makes his life easier and this creates in him a laziness that steals from him his destiny, and so having learned so much and come so far he degrades and becomes lost again.

And when his vigor is renewed only by catastrophe and suffering he must begin again, nearly lost wandering until he can find some semblance of what he is, usually looking to the past but finding only tattered remnants. And from here the deviation occurs.

The flaw of mankind is his inability to continue his upward trajectory, his tragedy is that he can not learn and move forward but stagnates and wallows in success.

If man had remained on a trajectory which had run from ancient Greece to today he would be thousands of years ahead of where he is now and he would be that much closer to supremacy. Each year of discovery and contemplation and work would have compounded time and swept man along toward his true destiny not the plebian drudgery of these times.

And now what is necessary is a great conflagration, a rebirth and realignment back to the principles of reality, of this earth, of nature and mans place in it. Those things that the Greeks revealed to the world and the Romans made happen. The authentic core realities, the axiomatic struggle for power and knowledge and the denial and merciless destruction of all that stands in the way.