In 409 A.D. a Goth army crossed the northern borders of Italy. After running a muck assaulting communities in the outlaying countryside, Alaric, at the head of a Goth army, entered Rome. Alaric occupied the “eternal city” for only three days and with very little plundering in his wake, he moved on. Alaric himself, died shortly thereafter from natural causes. His incursion, into the very heart of Rome, signaled the end of an empire that ruled from Britain to Persia for 1200 years.
There were many hungry, destitute people north of the Roman borders. Utilized as spear fodder in the Roman army at the forefront of many battles, they were used and abused to the point where children would be traded for dog meat as a bid to stave off starvation. More than Rome could feed, cloth or employ, they crossed into Italy and took what was needed. Thus was the beginning of the descent of Europe into what has come to be known as the “Dark Ages”.
Beyond the southern border of the United States there are many who live in poverty, hungry for a better life and ready to do a little border jumping to get a chance at a piece of the American dream. Please take a moment to click on Lady Liberty for a good little article on the mass migration of the southern hemisphere, north (here, where you LIVE dingus)!