I have just read this very interesting article in the Huffington Post on big historical patterns and how throughout history, mankind seems set on self destruct. Yep. Sure, there are times where we are the victims of circumstance like with the bubonic plague / Black Death but we are also very capable of doing great damage to ourselves. Rememberance / Veterans Day are just some examples of what men have given their lives for.
These eras of self destruct all seem to follow a similar pattern though. Academic and writer Tobias Stone shares the facts HERE.