theodore M I R A L D I.
We are witnessing the Fall of Rome again, Western Culture is under Seige. And yes, there are Barbarians at the Gate trying to smash the engine that feeds the mind of invention, and the mind of hatred.
It is a human dysfunction to blame success on the failure of others. The victims getting revenge for modernity, fast cars and 7 course meals. What's sad is we all want the same things in life. A job, a roof over our heads, food on the table and people around you to love. No longer are these qualities of life important. Now, we size our lives up on the Web, Iphones, Tablets, and through Fake News.
Nearly every successful Culture has been faced with destruction by the have nots. The Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and others Western Nation States.
But it doesn't stop at the walls of the West. The Chinese built the Great Wall to protect them against the Mongolians. Unfortunately this is still a dog eat dog world. Mano e mano and all the rationalizations regarding human behaviors has become more fodder for the evil doers.
Making excuses for the things that define the severity of our evils is killing us. Thinking we can turn every murderer into a priest is nothing more than a way to hide the truth.
Maybe FDR just needed to sit down with Hitler and WW2 could have been averted. Maybe Mao just needed a good talking to, and millions of Chinese would still be alive. And Stalin just could get an appointment with a therapist, so he killed millions instead.
The battle the world now faces has been created by the likes of the victims, as it was in the past. Although it frightens us, after Cane killed Abel the world endured and survived.
It all comes full circle. Tribal Behaviors are making a comeback. Success of your Tribe requires it to Win and not Lose. There are no fancy psychological explanations to its members.
So sharpen your swords, the Barbarians are at the Gate once more!