Great piece Unmair! History is full of fallen states (ie: Roman Empire). What goes up, eventually comes down, nothing lasts forever. Eventually they all unravel under their own weight. The cycle will never stop. History is doomed to repeat itself because people are people. Always have been, always will be. That is until the robots take over LOL. But even then, they will ultimately suffer the same fate. Why, because the desire, driven my coveting what others have, ultimately creates those who conquer those who have what they want.