Thoughtful commentary on the historical cyclical nature of democracy.
Isaiah 5:20-21: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight…”
May 18, 2012 Patrice Lewis (WND) …Early in Christianity’s history, theologians began defining the nature of sin, producing numerous lists of transgressions usually based on the perceived severity of those sins. Through time these lists have been distilled into what we now call the Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy and Gluttony.
I think you’ll agree that these Seven Deadly Sins encapsulate the worst attributes of humanity. They are the driving force and hidden justification for historic tyranny. And today they are presented by the many phony flavors of socialism.
Socialism is a flim-flam game, a scam, a fraud. It is conducted by con artists of the highest magnitude. Using greed and envy, these world-class cheats incite the simple, the naïve and the ignorant to wrath. With a lust for power and a gluttony for the consumption of the freedom of others, these charlatans promise their useful idiot followers unearned rewards “liberated” from the productive in the name of “fairness.” And they instill a false pride in these same followers. Sloth becomes a virtue, and a work ethic becomes a vice.
And in the end, as history shows time and time again, these “great leaders” of socialism, these champions of egalitarianism, these firebrands for equality … become the privileged elite. Their disciples (as well as their opponents) become their slaves.
Getting back to the earlier question: Where is America today on Tytler’s timeline?