According to Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics “the Milky Way contains a few hundred million” stellar black holes.
A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. History has shown what force it unleashes when an empire crashes down. Habsburg dual monarchy in decline came down with the WWI and brought the Ottoman Empire also with it. The disintegration carries energy. How a star in collapse is same as with human institutions . When an empire collapses energy released is expressed in terms of human displacement. In the example cited we see a shock wave expressed through the ethnic minorities along the Balkans. These displaced subjects of former empire simply move on having borne the brunt of nations in their stupidity. Does it simply stop there?
How do we explain ethnic cleansing or human tragedies in terms of energy released by historical process? Quoting wikipedia ‘widespread ethnic cleansing accompanied the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992–95), large numbers of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) and Bosnian Croats were forced to flee their homes and were expelled by Bosnian Serbs; and some Bosnian Croats also carried out similar campaign against Bosniaks and Serbs.’
Formation of a black hole is a kind of sanitized version of colossal human tragedy that is played out as historical process. Take Syria for instance.
What is happening in Syria has no way of resolution. If Syria is rid of Assad regime which shall happen sooner or later, we are going to see yet a greater tragedy. Another black hole perhaps? It shall swallow up the entire Middle East and with it their sectarian feuds as sure as day follows night. It may take a century for this bloodletting to dissipate itself. Perhaps what comes in there shall be a new Syria and people most earnest to take their future as wth rest of the world. There is no other way.