Thank you, Mr. Russell, for your wonderfully informative and thoughtful evaluation of the history of human conquest, and the fall of nations. And most interesting, your assessment of America's history, and the possible loss of our freedom and our national identity if we cannot find the ways (and means) of paying off our current president --- who clearly wishes to reap every monetary reward he can squeeze out of our Treasury before he accedes to his departure from the White House.
Donald Trump clearly has no desire, or intention, of relinquishing his hold on the presidency at the end of his term in January without some form of concession, or a fight--or his forced removal by a military contingent walking him off the property and throwing his stuff out of the Western Wing of the White House.
I am fearful for our nation's fate at the end of this year. I am hopeful with dread and prayers that we can eradicate this despicable Robber Baron from our midst in November.
In any case, thank you for your wonderfully illuminating historical review and "Wake-Up Call"!