Scottish historian Alexander Tytler
The summation of the 2016 presidential election:
Very Big Money [greed and deception] and,
Tyranny [the rule of the most powerful that is driven by insatiable appetites, corruption and of course, secrecy.]
News flash: Both parties and both candidates are guilty as charged on all accounts.
America’s present condition:
The eradication of the republic and democratic process as the results of the replacement of autocratic rule by plutocrats and oligarchs.
The cause of this condition is the loss of America’s sovereignty in the world due to the result of a monopolistic banking system that has caused America to be forever indebted to the Federal Reserve.
Two major laws of finance during the early formation of this American republic:
- Never to borrow without laying a tax sufficient to pay principal and interest within a fixed period.
- Never to borrow or tax without appropriating the money to its specific object.
In the book, Thomas Jefferson on Democracy by Saul K. Padover, page 76-78, Jefferson quotes some personal views to Gallatin in 1803 [100 years prior to the founding and formation of the Federal Reserve Bank;] “The monopoly of a single bank is certainly an evil.” “A monied aristocracy, plutocratic threatens the Republic.”
The founder of Western philosophy, Plato, foresaw this scenario.
In “The Republic” — history’s most profound critique of democratic regimes — Plato argues that democracies produce citizens of unruly passion and pervasive ignorance, manipulated by greedy elites and mendacious politicians.
The result is tyranny — the rule of a strong man driven by appetites, corruption, and secrecy. [This quote was taken from an article by Dr. Cornell West,]: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/11/03/spiritual-blackout-america-election/v7lWSybxux1OPoBg56dgsL/story.html
Overall diagnosis: Spiritual Apathy
- The lack of public accountability
- No protection of rights and liberties
- Unwillingness of personal responsibility
- The lack of integrity and human empathy
Question: “How can I overcome spiritual apathy?”
Answer: Spiritual apathy, coldness, or indifference can affect even the most sincere individuals at one time or another. Human emotions being as fickle as they are, feelings of apathy or disinterest can sometimes replace the fervor we once felt for the things of God. Overcoming such apathy is necessary for continuing our walk with God.
Due to our collapse of morality and spiritual apathy, what is on display as the new norms are slavish souls of citizens driven by hedonism and narcissism, mendacity and venality. This does not have to be, nor should this way of normality within America’s later history, be the same pitfall that defined and destroyed Rome.
Grace and Peace
Brother Alonzo E. Thornton