Can we learn collectively from the past and take one giant step forward for mankind?

QUESTION:

Marty;

I get it. You are Galileo in the financial world. You are a threat to everyone from government, Goldbugs,  to analytical circles. That is why they are so afraid of you and desperately try to pretend you do not exist. The treatment you received from the Goldbugs was disgusting and no different from the investment bankers.  Good on ya! Do you think we can advance as a society for once?

JMM

ANSWER:  Thanks. It is just Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand.  They all have their own self-interest and could care less about the future of the whole. I see we are standing on the edge of a cliff and unless we wake up, society will crash and burn and the cycle will unfold but we will simply restart all over again never advancing one step in our knowledge. Figuring out what makes the world tick is interesting. They cannot see we have been down this road many times. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly, yet expecting a different result. I fear we are too stupid as a species to learn collectively from the past and take one giant step forward for mankind to quote another Armstrong.