Monday, April 18, 2011

What is past is prologue

History may not always repeat itself but it does tend to move in predictable cycles.  Great nations rise and eventually peak.  Then they get overconfident and too comfortable riding the wave and they over extend themselves.  After that they often get brought back down to Earth with startling swiftness.

The United States is I fear at the tipping point. If you want an idea of where we might be fifty years from now consider the case of the last nation to go through the rise-peak-collapse cycle, Great Britain.  Watch the video and ponder where Britain was in the early 1930's and consider where she was fifty years later.
Empire Day 1930's