Prosperity > Moral decline > Decay > Decadence > Virulence > Decline > Collapse > Ruin
You are ——————————————————————————–^ HERE.
50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 00s 2020+
Many institutions are failing, but the “collapse” per se is when this state of fact suddenly hits public awareness and becomes undeniable, it will seem like a flood all at once.
We’re the Titanic passengers who see a trickle of water. That shouldn’t be there.
WW1 killed us. Metaphorically, we got on the boat and abandoned class and character.