>All this decline means a collapse can never be recovered from and every planet ends up primitive before it can colonize other worlds.
They don't colonize other worlds because it's easier and better to live in space ships.
Civilizations create specialization, specialization often produces technology, technology creates a surplus which allows a parasitic population to grow their population until their consumption surpasses the surplus and there's a revolt or civilizational collapse from a lack of necessities, such as domestic production when imports have been blocked by war or failure of payment.
Civilizations can easily bypass this obstacle with eugenics and multigenerational punishment. If you get caught racketeering or betraying the nation, you and your genetically defective offspring die so the defective parasitic population doesn't continue to grow.
In the case of the USA, the cost of living should be near zero, but they've got an exponentially growing parasite class in charge of the govenrment that terrorizes the population into paying them for nothing, a government that has transfered control of all assets to their incompetent hands, and their solution to the population dying off is to replace them with low IQ foreigners with no national allegiance to the parasites. So yeah, they're going to die and the USA will be no more. The USA gave away all its technology to rival nations though, and China just kills its parasite class when they threaten national interests so China's going into space and the USA just dies.
The USA gave China the technology to beat them in the space race for free because the parasite class that made money on imports, after having shut down domestic production with rackets, said it was geopolitically wise to give China all the USA's tech for free. China wouldn't have even invented the bicycle independently, much less spaceships, but the USA's universities taught them how because the parasite class demanded it to avoid other countries ceasing imports because the USA's failure to export goods.
Civilizations don't have to go through cycles of collapse. It's not necessary at all. But that's what happens when you don't take out the trash and you reward things that aren't in the best interest of the nation the civilization serves.
The USA is so batshit insane it doesn't even "believe" in nations, so there's literally no reason for anyone of any nationality toPost too long. Click here to view the full text.