Today we live in a time where it doesn’t really feel as if there are very many real threats to our day to day living here in America. We can go to the store, go to a movie, drive through states and never worry much at all. We really live in a time in history that is very low in the savage category. It wasn’t long ago in history, and some present day situations, that you can read about people that feared for their lives everyday. As Americans we are raised to be kind of wimpy tax payers. Its almost like we don’t have that in ate desire to be the best anymore.
A few years back I heard a speaker at an event we went to, talk about the Cycle of the Body Politic. I had no idea what he was talking about. He then showed us an overhead. He said that history repeats itself when people don’t learn from it. I was blown away. That talk changed my thinking forever. I, like most Americans, never thought much about it. I figured my life would be me trying to just make it. To my surprise, my life can be whatever I want it to be. I felt like it was a matrix moment. One of those things that once you learn it you cant unlearn it.
I left that weekend worried. I heard about this progression that societies go through and how it keeps cycling. To my excitement I was told that sometimes in history people actually were able to turn the dial back and preserve their freedom. Ronald Reagan said that we are only one generation from losing Freedom at any point.
I have attached the chart that I was talking about earlier. It is pretty crazy as you look at it. I did an article recently asking people what they thought the biggest problem Americans face today and their were many great answers. Let me tell a story that may help explain what I think Americans face as a huge issue.
A young man walks up to someone on the street and says ” excuse me, what do you think the biggest problem our generation faces?” The man looks down at the young boy and replies,”I don’t know and I don’t care.”
I believe that Apathy is the problem of our time. It is so sad to see the greatest nation in history get lazy and not defend the freedoms that we have enjoyed for so long.
I also think that the problems that we don’t know about are larger than we can even comprehend. I encourage you to dig in and start learning about the freedom that you currently have so that you can defend it if need be. Its much easier to keep your rights that to ever get them back once they are gone. I think we are moving our way to Fear and maybe further.
Lets do our best to keep Freedom for the next generation.
Thanks for reading,