In your latest article “Where do we go from here”, you state:
And will we, as all civilizations eventually do, soon go the way of ancient Rome? It's possible. Remember, however, that when Rome fell there were still people living in her lost lands. They still had to forge societies. And some did a better job than others.
As a fellow Christian, I viewed the entire article as an appropriate view of our current society and likely future.
I read your article about Justice Roberts’ decision regarding Obamacare (a low point in history for the court) where you made the statement:
(If you're unusually astute [this does not include Roberts], you understand that civilizations move through phases, and our current leftist one won't last forever.)
In less than three weeks you went from “phases, and our current leftist one won't last forever” to basically advising to stockpile and form local groups for common defense and needs. That’s a bit of a change of perspective in such a short period of time. This change of attitude is what I would like to see explained a bit further.
The answer first involves the fact that there is change beyond that implied by the very limited left-right model; and, second, the fact that there are both short and long-term cycles. A good analogy is climate. Science has determined that the Earth experiences 100,000 year glacial periods followed by 12,000 year interglacial ones. Yet within these long-term cycles are embedded other cycles, such as, I understand, 1500-year periods of warming and cooling.
Now, let's say that you're living during an interglacial period, as we are; because of this, although it will get warmer for a time, you can know (unless your name is Al Gore) that it will end and eventually start cooling down drastically. Or, to make the metaphor more compelling, imagine that you were living during the Little Ice Age, and Mr. Freeze rubbed his hands together gleefully while boasting that his will was being done and that there would be a victory for winter. You might say, yes, you'll prevail...for a time. And I will have to buy snowshoes and winter clothing and stockpile some food, yet your day will end; there are cycles, and just because you don't perceive them, Mr. Freeze, doesn't mean they aren't real.
Likewise, right now we're living in a little cultural ice age orchestrated by the godless people we know as the left, and, being shortsighted, all they see is the wind blowing their way. And we have to prepare for this winter of discontent because it will continue for a while. Yet, unless we're living in the End Times, it won't go on forever. Longer-term cycles inform that the worm will turn, as it always does; although it will take a very long time. You and I would likely be dead by then.
As to the second part of the answer, note that the following line, "[O]ur current leftist one won't last forever," can be taken in two different ways. One implies that the next phase would be a "rightist" age, but the other helps clear up the confusion. To wit: there can be another "leftist" age, one the liberals wouldn't anticipate. They have no idea what they're sowing. And, sure, they'll destroy America, but what will follow won't be to their liking. This is the fate of the useful idiot.
I hope that clears up the confusion.
© 2012 Selwyn Duke — All Rights Reserved