We are witnessing today the final days of a militaristic empire, the rapid descent of an obsolete failed United States. There is nothing unique about America. Empires rise and empires fall throughout time memorial. It is empirically calculated that the average civilization only lasts 340 years. Like Captain Ahab’s pathological obsession with catching the great white whale, Moby Dick which led to his and his crew’s destruction, Americans’ obsession with consumption, celebrity, money, and greed are mechanisms that maintain our denial of a nation in peril. The denial of our descent is partially maintained because every other week our white . . .