In 1978, Sir John Glubb wrote a paper entitled The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival. While many in the so-called ‘patriot movement’ have read it, far more have not — and that’s a shame, because reading it will show you something that will affect your entire mindset. Well, if you’re open to things like truth, it will. And it’s freely available, so you don’t really have an excuse.
Fate of Empires shows a very disturbing truth about what happens to the great empires (or superpowers, if the term ’empire’ somehow offends you if applied to the US). While I know some of you have read it, I’m going to assume that some of you haven’t, so I’ll recap. From the introduction:
The experiences of the human race havebeen recorded, in more or less detail, forsome four thousand years. If we attempt tostudy such a period of time in as manycountries as possible, we seem to discoverthe same patterns constantly repeated underwidely differing conditions of climate,culture and religion.
I think we can all agree that humans are cyclical creatures — we tend to repeat the same mistakes over and over as a society and as a greater humankind.
I know you think that American exceptionalism makes us immune to such things, but stay with me.
The entire crux of Glubb’s research can be summed up in two major points. First, the chart below:
Do you see a trend? Let me spell it out for you. Every single empire in recorded human history fell at an age of 200-250 years. This occurred irrespective of era, tech, culture, education, or military capability. He didn’t even count the ones that are mentioned primarily in the Bible, or he’d have had a few more to add to the list.
How is this possible? These empires, regardless of environment, all lasted about 9-10 generations.
Please read the rest of the essay at http://www.patrickhenrysociety.com/hard-truths-biggest-duty/