THE COURSE OF EMPIRE: Brink of societal collapse?
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On this episode of the Prepping for Tomorrow program, Author Bobby Akart discusses the rise and fall of empires. Including the reality that one day the United States of America may collapse. How could this happen and what signs should preppers watch for?
COLLAPSE OF EMPIRE by Thomas Cole
In the third release of my Prepping for Tomorrow non-fiction book series titled ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, I explored the history of the great empires of mankind and reached a stunning conclusion:
All empires collapse eventually, and America will be no exception.
Their reign ends when they are defeated by a larger, and more powerful enemy, or when their financing runs out.
ECONOMIC COLLAPSE instantly became a six-time best seller on Amazon and continues to remain atop the rankings after twenty-six weeks. There is ample evidence of this premise throughout history, which no doubt inspired artist Thomas Cole as he completed his five painting series titled, The Course of Empire, which includes these paintings.
DESTRUCTION OF EMPIRE by Thomas Cole
President Theodore Roosevelt once quipped, “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.”
Our three-million-year-old human ancestor Lucy led the way, followed by cave-dwellers, mummies, monuments, Cleopatra, and the birth of modern human civilization. As humans formed into groups and learned social interaction, the earth experienced the birth of major religions like Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
Increased human interaction was accompanied by the creation of organized societies, mighty empires, the first Olympics, Julius Caesar, Samurai warrior armies, and the birth of democracy. As man became more aware, and knowledgeable, great minds discovered the inventions of writing, paper, and the wheel. They conceived and built kingdoms of stone in Africa, the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids, the Sphinx, and palaces of gold.
Their minds raced in all directions, introducing such concepts as zero, time, gravity, and space. It’s amazing what man has accomplished in such a short period, relatively speaking. It’s a heady subject that most people don’t bother to contemplate.
The study of ancient civilizations and human interaction raises some profound questions. Who are humans? Where did we come from?
Where are we going?
History has the answers. The famous author and Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner once wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” But history will help you see where you are going.
The knowledge of history is empowering. A major news-worthy event today is only a small wrinkle of the ever-expanding, billowing sheets of information blowing in the wind of events. One who learns from history, and recognizes the lessons taught, is able to harness its power.
The United States and our world today represent the most recent chapter in the history of humanity. It would be easy for us to ignore the evidence of collapsed societies from the past, but we do so at our own peril. In this episode of Prepping for Tomorrow, I will show you examples indicating the decline of our nation, both economically and socially. Then, I will provide you some reasons to have hope.
As always, we’ll relate the discussion to prepping and how to be ready for the coming economic and social issues our nation will confront.
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