Greatness to Greed book

GREATNESS TO GREED – WHY CIVILIZATIONS COLLAPSE. By Steven Monahan.

Wise men say, not without reason, that whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever will be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results.

Niccolò Machiavelli

Every great civilization imploded on itself after 250 to 300 years. Always the same way. Not from without, but from its own doing. Rome was originally an example of austere virtues and morals but like with all civilizations before and after it, it grew from Greatness to Greed and its own hubris and corruption. It spoiled and rotted within from human vices that when left unchecked by a higher more divine purpose than wealth and power finally nothing left to sustain itself.

In its final decades Rome and all other great civilizations before and after were spent Unable to endure nor raise themselves to a new consciousness and ignite a new will; a new flame of light to see through its own darkness, and then save itself.

Steven Monahan, GREATNESS TO GREED WHY CIVILIZATIONS COLLAPSE