- Apr 5, 2020
The problem is that you can take any system collapse, be it Rome being invaded, the French revolution, the Russian revolution or any other, and what you'll see is that the former elite just gets replaced with a new elite. The downtrodden, suffering masses will still be downtrodden and suffering but they will be so without the support (meager as it might have been) of the former system. They'll be suffering more while the new elite hopefully keeps their promises of change and betterment.Talking about before and after a fall/collapse, not the overall period.
Some times drastic, revolutionary change is needed, but we should never forget that revolutions are chaotic, tumultuous affairs without any guarantee of success. And the ones who pay the price will always be those at the bottom, and mostly they never get to see any real benefit.