Greetings Sis Judah!
You make some very interesting points within your response particularly about the remnants of knowledge, I personally feel that the Illuminated Ones have somehow gotten their hands upon hidden knowledge and have used that knowledge to fashion the living hell that we are currently inna!
I would not be surprised if its some kinda vast (alien) 'computer programme' that we are all trapped in, which has been run before and continues to be re-ran until the equation is balanced - Food for thought!!
By the way the quote you refer, re the cradle of civilisation is not a quote - in the sense of; I never heard anybody say that (I am not saying that they have not used the analogy in the past) but my use of the clarification stems from the vibes I feel when I think about the term -cradle of civilisation-!
Kind of the same as the difference between the terms Earth and World! They give the rise to the notion that they are the same thing; but We know that they are not!!
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