In the Name of Allah, the Divine Authority, the Real
When God makes a promised, God does not break His promise, but most of the humanity do not know this. They only know the outer appearance of the worldly life and they are heedless of the Final Life.
Have they not reflected within themselves? God has not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save by the Truth, and for a determined time. And truly, most of the people cover up (the Truth) concerning the meeting with their Lord.
Have they not traveled in the land and seen what was the end of those who came before them? Some of them were greater in power than they are, and dug within earth and builtup more upon it than they have built. Messengers of their own came to them with Clear Proofs. Surely, God did not wrong them, but they wronged themselves.
~ The Qur'an, Surah Rum (a significant chapter related to the knowledge of the end time and its characteristics)
Did We not destroy the former civilizations? ~ The Qur'an 77:16
For every nation is a term. When their time has come, then they will not remain behind an hour, nor will they precede [it]. ~ The Qur'an 7:34, 10:49
And how many a generation before them did We destroy who were greater than them in [striking] power and had explored throughout the lands. Is there any place of escape? ~ The Qur'an 50:36
In his article 'The Fate of Empires' Sir John Glubb identified that an empire last for 250 years, or ten generations. from the early pioneers to the final conspicuous consumer who become a burden on the state.
The Assyrian Empire lasted for 247 years (859 - 612 BC), Greece that of Alexander and his successors lasted for 231 years (331-100 BC), Roman Republic 233 Years (260-27 BC), Ottoman Empire exactly 250 years (1320-1570), Spanish same 250 years (1500-1750), Britain again 250 years (1700-1950). So this pattern is quite significant.
In his article Glubb identified 6 cycles for an empire which are:
- the age of pioneers
- the age of conquest
- the age of commerce
- the age of affluence
- the age of intellect
- ending with bread and circuses - in the age of decadence
There are common feature to every age of decadence.
- An undisciplined and over extended military
- The conspicuous display of wealth
- a massive disparity between rich and poor
- a desire to live off a bloated state
- and an obsession with sex
- a debasement and devaluation of currency
An independent research project recently conduced and based on a new cross-disciplinary 'Human And Nature DYnamical' (HANDY) model, led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the US National Science Foundation-supported National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, in association with a team of natural and social scientists has come to reveal that over 32 advanced civilizations have collapsed before us and our unsustainable greed makes us stand next in line.
The study has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilization could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.
It finds that according to the historical record even advanced, complex civilizations are susceptible to collapse, raising questions about the sustainability of modern civilization:
"The fall of the Roman Empire, and the equally (if not more) advanced Han, Mauryan, and Gupta Empires, as well as so many advanced Mesopotamian Empires, are all testimony to the fact that advanced, sophisticated, complex, and creative civilizations can be both fragile and impermanent."
The study challenges those who argue that technology will resolve these challenges by increasing efficiency:
"Technological change can raise the efficiency of resource use, but it also tends to raise both per capita resource consumption and the scale of resource extraction, so that, absent policy effects, the increases in consumption often compensate for the increased efficiency of resource use."
Productivity increases in agriculture and industry over the last two centuries has come from "increased (rather than decreased) resource throughput," despite dramatic efficiency gains over the same period.
Modelling a range of different scenarios, the researchers conclude that under conditions "closely reflecting the reality of the world today... we find that collapse is difficult to avoid." In the first of these scenarios, civilization:
".... appears to be on a sustainable path for quite a long time, but even using an optimal depletion rate and starting with a very small number of Elites, the Elites eventually consume too much, resulting in a famine among Commoners that eventually causes the collapse of society. It is important to note that this Type-L collapse is due to an inequality-induced famine that causes a loss of workers, rather than a collapse of Nature."
Another scenario focuses on the role of continued resource exploitation, finding that "with a larger depletion rate, the decline of the Commoners occurs faster, while the Elites are still thriving, but eventually the Commoners collapse completely, followed by the Elites."
In both scenarios, Elite wealth monopolies mean that they are buffered from the most "detrimental effects of the environmental collapse until much later than the Commoners", allowing them to "continue 'business as usual' despite the impending catastrophe." The same mechanism, they argue, could explain how "historical collapses were allowed to occur by elites who appear to be oblivious to the catastrophic trajectory (most clearly apparent in the Roman and Mayan cases)."
Applying this lesson to our contemporary predicament, the study warns that:
"While some members of society might raise the alarm that the system is moving towards an impending collapse and therefore advocate structural changes to society in order to avoid it, Elites and their supporters, who opposed making these changes, could point to the long sustainable trajectory 'so far' in support of doing nothing." (credit)
Throughout the 18th century, for example, France was the greatest superpower in Europe, if not the world.
But they became complacent, believing that they had some sort of ‘divine right’ to reign supreme, and that they could be as fiscally irresponsible as they liked. The French government spent money like drunken sailors; they had substantial welfare programs, free hospitals, and grand monuments. They held vast territories overseas, engaged in constant warfare, and even had their own intrusive intelligence service that spied on King and subject alike. Of course, they couldn’t pay for any of this.
French budget deficits were out of control, and they resorted to going heavily into debt and rapidly debasing their currency.
Stop me when this sounds familiar.
The French economy ultimately failed, bringing with it a 26-year period of hyperinflation, civil war, military conquest, and genocide.
History is full of examples, from ancient Mesopotamia to the Soviet Union, which show that whenever societies reach unsustainable levels of resource consumption and allocation, they collapse.
Think about the system that we’re living under.
A tiny elite has total control of the money supply. They wield intrusive spy networks and weapons of mass destruction. The can confiscate the wealth of others in their sole discretion. They can indebt unborn generations.
Curiously, these are the same people who are so incompetent they can’t put a website together.
It’s not working. And just about everyone knows it.
We’re taught growing up that ‘We the People’ have the power to affect radical change in the voting booth. But this is another fairy tale.
Voting only changes the players. It doesn’t change the game.
Today’s system is just a 19th century model applied to a 21st century society. I mean– a room full of men making decisions about how much money to print? It’s so antiquated it’s almost comical.
But given that the majority of Western governments borrow money just to pay interest on money they’ve already borrowed, it’s obvious the current game is almost finished.
When it ends, there will be a reset… potentially a tumultuous one.
This is why you want to have a plan B, and why you don’t want to have all of your eggs in one basket. After all, why bother working so hard if everything you’ve ever achieved or provided for your children is tied up in a country with dismal fundamentals? (credit)
Believe it or not, the world is actually controlled and run by a very small group of people who controls modern banking system, printing of money, decide which government to go or come and they have long sold their soul to the devil. They have made god irrelevant and their heart has become the seat of the satan.
TO REALLY UNDERSTAND SOMETHING, IS TO BE LIBERATED FROM IT.
If you want to understand how the world mostly works and interested in getting liberated from it, then its recommended to watch the documentary titled: FOUR HORSEMEN.
And how many cities have We destroyed, and Our punishment came to them at night or while they were sleeping at noon. ~ The Qur'an 7:4
And We had already destroyed generations before you when they wronged, and their messengers had come to them with clear proofs, but they were not to believe. Thus do We recompense the criminal people. ~ The Qur'an 10:13
And We did not destroy any city but that for it was a known decree. ~ 15:4
And how many have We destroyed from the generations after Noah. And sufficient is your Lord, concerning the sins of His servants, as Acquainted and Seeing. ~ 17:17
And there is no city but that We will destroy it before the Day of Resurrection or punish it with a severe punishment. That has ever been in the Register inscribed. ~17:58
And those cities - We destroyed them when they wronged, and We made for their destruction an appointed time. ~18:59
And how many a generation have We destroyed before them who were better in possessions and [outward] appearance? ~19:74
And how many have We destroyed before them of generations? Do you perceive of them anyone or hear from them a sound? ~19:98
Then, has it not become clear to them how many generations We destroyed before them as they walk among their dwellings? Indeed in that are signs for those of intelligence. ~20:128
How many a town (community), that were wrong-doers, have We destroyed, and raised up after them another people! ~21:11
And how many a city did We destroy while it was committing wrong - so it is [now] fallen into ruin - and [how many] an abandoned well and [how many] a lofty palace. ~22:45
And [We destroyed] 'Aad and Thamud and the companions of the well and many generations between them. And for each We presented examples [as warnings], and each We destroyed with [total] destruction. ~25:38, 39
That was because there came to them their messengers with clear arguments, but they rejected (them), therefore Allah destroyed them; surely He is Strong, Severe in retribution. ~40:22
And We destroyed greater than them in [striking] power, and the example of the former peoples has preceded. 43:8
Destroying everything by command of its Lord. And they became so that nothing was seen [of them] except their dwellings. Thus do We recompense the criminal people. ~46:25
And We have already destroyed what surrounds you of [those] cities, and We have diversified the signs [or verses] that perhaps they might return [to their senses]. ~46:27
And We have already destroyed your kinds, so is there any who will remember? ~54:51
# The End of Empires by Sir John Glubb (read full article as PDF)