Now in a phase of politics fatigue and looking for one or other eternal truth, it is possible we have been here before. To be not quite precise, the Late Cretaceous period.
This was the way it was alleges an item in E Science. It says that way back then, even long before The Beatles, the world was dominated by a species described as toothless dragons.
Looking at the present world leaders; in particular those of the West, it could be that we are back where we started.
Although in those happier eat or be eaten days the key ancestors to the humans were probably tasteless blobby creatures who survived by being spat out.
Perhaps not a lot has changed on the whole.