Monday, January 17, 2011

Almost always the creative, dedicated minority

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Almost always the creative, dedicated minority has made the world better.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

In this mornings reading, I came across an article by Gonzalo Lira.  Now on my following list.  In an interesting article on America, he sums up the state of America as becoming what we fought in the Cold War.  Taken in tandem with the looming fiscal crisis that continues, and the inability to solve true issues, are we not headed for a rapid collapse in the near future?  The elements are quickly developing.

[The] degeneration that we have seen:

• The human rights abuses—perpetrated by Americans.

• The blatant lies—WMD’s and all the rest of it—perpetrated by Americans.

• The secret prisons—perpetrated by Americans.

• The violation of due process—perpetrated by Americans.

• The effective elimination of habeas corpus—perpetrated by Americans.

• The cronyism and institutionalized corruption—perpetrated by Americans.

• The limitations of free speech, and its persecution by selective prosecution—perpetrated by Americans.

By not coming to terms with the end of the Cold War, the United States has fallen forward: It has engaged in an imperial war, it has betrayed all of its core principles, it is slowly devolving into a fascist police-state.

[The] United States is looking more and more like the Soviet Union.  That is the supreme tragedy of America today—it is becoming that which it fought so nobly against, and which it rightfully despised.

Read the full article Falling Forward

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Comments? Questions? Thoughts?

I saw the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world, and I said, groaning, “What can get through from such snares?” Then I heard a voice saying to me, “Humility.”

St. Anthony of Egypt, Founder of monasticism, 3rd century

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