A society is like a human being {after all, a society is just an aggregate of people}. Each society is subject to inevitable cycles: conception, birth, maturity, apex, declension, and finally death.

The United States for all intents and purposes:

Conceived: 1776-Declaration of Independence

Born: 1783-Official end of hostilities with Britain

Matured: 1871-World’s largest economy

Peak: 1945-Diplomatic, military supremacy

Declension: 1947-The Cold War

Death: ?

The United States will not be reborn. Sure, you have heard the recycled slogan, “make America great again” which political leaders among others bandy about. Should anyone say this to you, they are ignorant or flat out lying. To be sure, the U.S. is in decline and will eventually die like all empires that came before.

The maxim, “the bigger they are, the harder they fall” is pertinent. The whirld has not seen such as the U.S. in terms of political, military, industrial, technological, and economic power. Hence the fall will be catastrophic, like nothing the whirld has not seen. The fall of an empire is always requisite to the height it achieves.

An underlying theme over centuries is that people have not learned the great lesson. We have not come to proper terms with what it truly means to live, and we are afraid of the specter of certain death. Man does not know how to live or die properly.

Man concerns himself with himself. Materialism is central in most minds, rather than God and one’s neighbors. God comes into view only on the periphery. For this lacking, the ultimate penalty is certain death.

God chastises man without exception. We die each day.

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