Sanskrit writings by the Vedantics authored at least 9000 years ago describe the exact same terminations of their own societies in the exact same way.
If you do not learn anything from history you can never really be considered to exert any control over your own destiny. You are like one of those little metal toys that travel along a little rail when wound up. You are genetic clockworks that imitates life.
To learn anything from history is to begin to have some real control over your life. Learning from your own mistakes and resolving to do better next time in spite of your habits is certainly some degree of real control however modest.
The bulk of mankind are biological automatons, no more capable of changing their fates or their actions than any animal.
Funny that how it came on the agenda in all Western nations at the same time with the same arguments and the same funding with the same urgency. Funny that. The exact same media blitz orchestrated worldwide costing billions. Funny that. Suddenly a new political opinion was manufactured, deployed and implemented all top-down. The Saps fell in line with the new policy like androids just given new firmware.