America Polarized

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Not since the Vietnam War has America been so polarized, so angry and so divided.

There’s a lesson in the history from those years of the 60’s and 70’s that almost everyone is ignoring. Working together breeds peace and prosperity. A social pseudo-civil war breeds recession, unemployment, increased crime and general unrest, up to and including civil riots.

anti-warBut America is not alone. Egypt, Syria and a host of other countries have or are experiencing the same upheaval. One can’t help but wonder where all this will lead. How much of what happened in the 30’s and 40’s or the 60’s and 70’s will be repeated this time?

It has been said (in several different ways) that “Those who fail to heed the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.”

Today is no exception. The majority of people are patently ignorant of such lessons so they vote as the celebrities and the controlled media tells them to vote and they blindly follow the herd, mesmerized, believing and swallowing the highly paid spin-doctor’s manipulative propaganda as truth.

occupy-wall-streetAnd so I wonder. Do you see what has been and is now going on in our world today, and more importantly, do you even really care?

The news is always worrisome and quite depressing so I’m turning off the TV and going to the mall to buy a new video game. Or maybe I’ll go to the spa and have a facial, a mani and a pedi. Then my biggest worry will be what to wear this weekend’s parties.

2 Comments
  1. Jack Eason says

    RH,
    Have you ever notice how those who start wars (usually politicians), while demanding their nation’s youth fight in the name of patriotism, fail to lead from the front? The last politician of note who did take the lead was Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, Winston Spencer Churchill during WWII.

    Despite today’s plethora of available historical information, when it comes to war, man is forever destined to repeat his mistakes. Each generation simply fails to learn from the experiences of generations past.

    Ignorance and indifference are the main issue. Unless we somehow manage to educate each new generation on the futility of war, I can’t see things changing for the good anytime soon.

    😀

  2. RHPolitz says

    Even with education Jack, I wonder, except for the controlling elite who wage wars for their own personal gain, how many people even care. Ignorance and indifference, as you said, IS the main issue. Doubtful that that it will ever change.

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