Western civilization is set for decline. There is adequate proof of that. My proof?
There are no socks.
I have bought many socks. Cheap socks, expensive socks, womens and mens. They all fail. Within about 5 washings all socks fail. Collapsed calf sections, pilling, size 4 ankle knit to size 8 foot segment.
If this society cannot even supply socks then it is all over. Case in point, Rome. No socks. Atlantis? No socks. Machu Picchu. No socks.
Please, if there are socks, my dear distant ethereal friends, tell me where. How.