"Men have passed on the knowledge of how to mix cement, lay brick, splice a line, navigate a ship, make steel, and dozens of other crafts, yet in politics, statecraft, and social relationships we continue to repeat old mistakes."
Chapter 30, Page 211.
This hit me as truth. You know, you can feel in your heart when something is true, and this rang true for me. Why is that? Why is it that we continually make mistakes that have been made in the past? Isn't that what's happening today? All great powers grow, prosper, become prideful, and fall. I feel that the United States of America is no different.
Why don't we learn?
Why are physical tasks easier to pick up from past generations than mental/emotional beliefs? Is it because these things are closer to our hearts? Do we feel "outdated" if we believe things that past generations believed?
The Founding Fathers of this country were inspired to write the things they did in their documents. The constitution is that way for a reason. Sure, little things might be altered (slavery, women's rights, etc.) but the base of the law should remain the same. If it doesn't, we are in trouble. And that will only be the beginning.
It truly saddens me that we are living in a time where basic truths are scoffed at as being judgmental. Where the family unit is being torn apart from all sides. If we don't stand strong, we will surely fall.
But then, there is always hope. Us little people may not be the politicians, but if we will take the time to listen, and educate ourselves, then (and ONLY then) we can elect those individuals who will have the courage to fix what is going on in our world today.
That's what I'm doing. I hope you are too. We're the only ones who can begin the change.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
>>stepping off the soapbox<<
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I spoke with Turner about this. He helped me come to the conclusion that there is really only one reason why this cycle continues throughout all ages of time. The only thing we have in common with those of past generations, all the way back to Adam and Eve, through Noah, and even the time of Christ, is God, and Satan. God blesses us when we are righteous, and we prosper. Then Satan steps in, and begins tearing down the righteous ideals of Manhood and Womanhood, thereby tearing the family unit apart piece by piece and bringing the fall of that nation.
His tactics are always the same. The only way we can stand against them is to follow God.
>>stepping down now<<
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