An account I follow on X, Wall Street Silver, asked a question that is probably on the minds of many people looking at how badly run our country has become: The thing is, there is nothing more natural to human beings than tribalism, tyranny, and poverty. It has been our natural state of being throughout world history. Almost all of recorded human history features societies with some kind of strongman with a few allies at the top reaping most of the rewards along with a large body of poor people at the bottom, with very little say in anything, barely making it.
The importance of recognizing that freedom and prosperity are outliers cannot be over-stated. The United States, populated by immigrants who sought those exact outcomes, and wise men who created the Constitution and Bill Of Rights which caused the spiritual, moral and political environment for them to materialize must be taught and mentored to each generation without fail. We are failing.
And people wonder why men think about Rome daily? And the French Revolution.
Excellent. In recorded history there’s never been this much relative peace and prosperity for this long. Dan Carlin wrote an excellent book called “The End is Always Near” and went over all these events in human history where empires fell. It’s always created a dark age.
Interesting that you included Matt Gaetz on that list of bad leaders. Seems to me he would agree with your article and that he’s one of the few trying to fix it. Maybe I’m way wrong in him.