The Falseness of anti-Americanism
This is a long article, but a fantastic read...
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following
sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage."
-Alexander Tyler in regards to the Athenian Republic. This was written before teh United states was a country and more than 2000 years after the fall of the Athenian Republic.
....unfortunately, it seems as if America's masses are nearing the end/beginning of the cycle. Can we alter the course even though we have set upon the road described above? Being an optimist at heart, I believe the answer is yes, we CAN. I only hope enough people are willing to get involved and to CARE that we actually DO. Right now, the latter is the part I am worried about.....
After reading Neal's words, go here
September-11th.us - September 11th Patriot Day - Patriot Day Sept. 11th
and look, comtemplate and remember what it felt like and what it meant. Then, bring your kids and/or loved ones/friends and ask them to do the same. Also think of the difficult job our leaders have been faced with adn, in your heart, the part that doesn't lie to you when presented with facts, ask yourself if they have done a hell of a job condidering what they were/are up against and the climate they are asked to deal with socially, politically and economically. I have money on the answer being "yes".
Today is a day that, IMO, will be harder than normal for the scribes of history to skew and corrupt. HardER, not impossible. I think I can see the pendulum of American social and political ideologies pauses on the brink of swinging back to sanity. One way that we, as individuals, can give a little nudge in teh right direction is to start calling a spade a spade when we see them. Neal does a great job of this here. I will reiterate the most important part. We are NOT dealing with simply terrorists and this is not just a war on terror (or "terra" if you prefer) rather, we are dealing with ISLAMIC terrorists and are fighting a war against Fundamentalist ISLAM.
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