This is nonsense. The Imperium has been on the decline and on the defensive for over seven thousand years, since the end of the Forging. Not to mention the bloated, dysfunctional, incompetent hereditary bureaucracy of the Administratum which becomes more backlogged and incapable of actually running the Imperium with every passing century. It isn't getting any better (barring nuhammer primaris lore, but anything fucking goes now so who knows).>>79198459
This. The Imperium is all the worst aspects of human society and psychology all rolled into one nightmare package. Totalitarian oppression, bureaucratic callousness, religious fanaticism, hereditary incompetence, corruption, ignorance, superstition, etc. etc. The best thing for humanity in the 41st millennium is merciful extinction. Again I blame nuhammer lore for this. All the new marketing always pushes the space marines as heroic defenders of the galaxy, rather than, you know, the brainwashed, dehumanised killing machines they are. Not to mention feudal overlords who rule over millions of helots, serfs and mutilated servitors.