so wrote historian Arnold Toynbee……one of the truest ‘truths’ of human knowledge……and yet a truth very dead in today’s American mind.
Thinking people should be analyzing the conditions which lead great peoples to the state of decay at their own hand. What happens when a population no longer produces thinking peoples…….such as today’s rank and file ‘successful’ American……or broader, today’s ‘successful’ human animal who has risen in Western culture?
What happens when the populations begins to think and act ‘fat’? What happens to the neighborhoods of human life when self engorgement becomes god of life’s meaning and pursuit…..Decorating the outside, stuffing the inside seeking the sensual pleasures of the here and now? What is the future of a society that has killed its soul by the weight of its body’s flesh rebelling against knowlege and wisdom?
They elect a clever charlatan as their leader……a male one who carries no scruples of honor or…
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