5000 years why not 10000 years? Height of ignorance and arrogance. 5000 years ago some other civilizations were 5000 years ahead of current USA in terms of social, spiritual and moral standards. All one has to see is that things go in cycles, the civilizations which were at peak - Greece, Roman, Chinese and Indian are at the bottom and same would happen to Westerns civilizations in the future. There is no doubt.