History tells us of many empires that have come and gone down the ages.
The breakdown of moral standards often precedes their downfall. We were once part of the biggest empire controlling a third of the world and probably the first to give it away or sell it off. Why? Our parents rose to the challenge in the last world war, pulling together in the common cause. This is not my experience today, the policy seems to be look after number one. This leads to a society where there is constant friction and stress. Unless there is a change of attitude it will lead to the final disintegration of the greatest empire so far. In ancient times it was a green and pleasant land, today bricks and concrete are planned.
Ask the war veterans if it was worth it while they are still here. Where is this democracy?
G Doubleday, Walsoken