“We must end wars,” was most likely heard uttered and written from the very first time in world history when from Creation the offspring of Adam and Eve, cast out of the Garden, and in the case of Cain to establish what is believed the first city — when clans, tribes, territories of families and similar peoples began either encroaching, living to closely or from pure blood lust and pure envy for what your neighbor had led to war — and some were tired of the constant fighting and bloodshed so the mantra “let’s end all wars” began. The echoes of which are reverberating around today. Nothing truly changes. There is no new thing under the sun.
We’ve had war, albeit on different levels (either person to person, physical and visible, or spiritual and visible or invisible) from the moment Eve listened to the most beautiful creature the Lord had created at that point in world history. The serpent. Possessed by the devil to seduce Eve and have her exercise her free will to disobey God. Listening rather to evil. Adam, easily misled and fallen as well. With God there was Paradise, eternal life, no pain, no weeds, no suffering — perfection. With the devil? Well, look around…read some history beginning the with Holy Bible is unfamiliar.Adam, easily misled and fallen as well.
Evil is always, has always been whispering in the hearts and minds of men and women. Will continue to do so. in fact the whispering and behind closed doors urging of evil has now become so brazen and shouting it no longer hides in the shadows, or behind closed doors. And the crescendo of evil and war unlike anything the world has ever witnessed or ever will is yet to come. Do not be deceived — this myth that women are pacifists and if the world were run solely by women there would be no more wars the world propaganda likes to keep droning into peoples heads is utter rubbish. From Adam listening to Eve, to myriad queens, mistresses, mothers, sister and princesses, empresses either whispering into the ears of their king, their adulterating lovers who were royalty or leaders, to their sons in positions of power, brothers or emperors — or shouting in rage, “off with their heads!” and worse women are not spotless, blameless in many of histories wars and bloodshed. Do not fall for the prevailing myths.
This notion — and it is nothing but delusional pipedreams — no different than believing in alchemy, fairies and the Easter bunny — cluelessness in total denial of a NEVER CHANGING HUMAN NATURE and believing man and woman have the ability to end wars is, well, all the above and more.
It is clear proof of man’s refusal to go to God’s Word. To pay attention. To know our place in Creation. To know God and Jesus are in control and we are created for Their pleasure. To obey, to serve, to honor, to live in awe and reverence of. Not as puppets. Not as slaves. Quite the opposite. True disciples, truly obedient and Bible-believing faithful are the most free people on earth. Those who cling to man is the maker, man is the one who can alter the world and shape it to fit his thinking, those believing “progress” and just coming up with the right program, curriculum, person or people in office — if only everyone would see things THEIR WAY everything would be perfect. They could FINALLY have their Utopia, their heaven on earth. Just as the men of Babel thought foolishly — it’s all utter foolishness and will never happen. Those are ones in bondage, in slavery worse than any the world has ever seen — for their bondage, their enslavement is of their hearts, their minds, their spirits, their souls and while other forms of slavery last a season and hold the flesh — the slavery they willingly embrace and fasten the shackles to themselves, themselves is ETERNAL unless they come from the darkness and into the Light before the Lord gives them their final breath, their last heartbeat, their last opportunity for freedom unlike anything the world knows, can produce, or has ever known.
No matter who. No matter where. No matter when. No matter what is said or written by any man. no philosophy or belief from man will ever end conflicts, wars, violence. Only when the Lord returns one more final time will all cease and a new heaven and new earth see peace for eternity.
So why include the following? Because it has some value in some of the points it makes. Just as we do not sit down at a meal and eat 100% of what might be before us, we do not need to only “eat of” those articles, writers, so on in which we agree 100% word for word. That is also foolishness. And one of the reasons there is such division, insanity, rebellion and craziness — such utter rage, confusion, suspicion, violence and lack of civility present today. Yes, it is the increase of evil and Biblical prophecy being fulfilled in the last of the last days, but that prophecy comes about as the Word tells us. (See last night’s posting of …in the Last Days.
There is an old adage everyone has heard at least once in their lives — those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it.
No one learns from history. Look at the repetition over the past 5,000, 6,000 years. Who listens? Who see? Who hears? Who learns? No one. Because of the inherent evil nature in man since disobeying God and willfully thinking they knew better. They preferred to listen and obey the Evil One, the father of lies than God the Father, God and Jesus the Creators, God and Jesus the Light, and Jesus the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Simple as that.
No more war? Learn from history?
Might as well say money trees go on sale at your garden center today and in order to get there you won’t have to drive, as just click your heels together twice and you’ll grow wings and be able to fly there like a bird. No more war is the same as that.
ACP — A Crooked Path
Saturday, July 20th, 2019
Powerful Lessons from History: Adams on Strength, Rand on Fifth Columnists
- John Adams, the nation’s second President, understood that studying history, and specifically conflict between nations, would give us the means of avoiding the next battle, conflict between nations and of protecting our shared future.
- “… I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine.” – Letter by President John Adams to Abigail Adams, May 12, 1780.
- The reality is we remain at war — with those who brought down the Twin Towers and attacked the Pentagon, who apparently consider a diverse, interdenominational nation an outrage that must be erased from the globe.
|A portrait of U.S. President John Adams, as painted by Gilbert Stuart circa 1800/1815. (Image source: National Gallery of Art)|
President John Adams has something to say to students this fall but it is unlikely he will be given the chance.
Across the United States, this summer will be used by educators to convene conferences on curriculum, classroom content and study guides to present to students in September. Likely absent from most of their agendas will be a comprehensive study of the most seminal event in the last century — World War II — which continues to define the world we live in, our geopolitical borders, our society, the role of technology and America’s leadership role around the globe.
Social studies teachers will be the first to admit despair. In many school districts, a single 45-minute period is all that is offered in the course of an entire class year for the study of this global conflict, Gloria Sesso, chairperson of the Long Island, N.Y. Committee for the Social Studies, told Gatestone.
Forty-five minutes would not even begin to cover how the Nazis took a bigoted beer hall boast and made it into mass murder on an industrial scale, much less understand the origins and consequences of World War II. (A recent survey revealed that 22% of millennials had never heard of the Holocaust.)
Adams, the nation’s second President, understood that studying history, and specifically conflict between nations, would give us the means of avoiding the next battle, conflict between nations and of protecting our shared future. In a letter to his wife, Abigail, he wrote:
“… I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine.”
A Founding Father, Adams was blessed with incredible insight on how best to protect, nurture and advance our fledgling democracy for generations to come. Only by studying historical conflicts, could we spot possible strategic risks, avoid potential hazards and identify even the threats within our own borders.
Sadly, his instruction to study war so that future generations could excel at the arts has not been heeded. According to the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, six in 10 Americans do not know which countries the United States fought in World War II.
Not everyone has been indifferent to history and its cautionary instructions to protect America. In 1941, as fierce isolationists such as aviator Charles Lindbergh condemned any effort to help democratic nations under siege by the Nazis, the author Ayn Rand wrote of “Innocent Fifth Columnists.”
(The phrase “Fifth Columnists” — meaning “a group of secret sympathizers or supporters of an enemy…” — became part of the nation’s vocabulary during the brutal Spanish Civil War when rebels suggested that their sympathizers were secretly waiting to join four army columns marching to take Madrid.)
Rand’s open letter to “Innocent Fifth Columnists” challenged her fellow citizens:
“Are you the kind who sits at home and moans over the state of the world—but does nothing about it?… Are you the kind who says that the future is predestined by something or other, something he can’t quite name or explain and isn’t very clear about, but the world is doomed to dictatorship and there’s nothing anyone can do about it?… Are you the kind who says that he wishes he could do something, he’d be so eager to do something—but what can one man do?… Are you the kind who are so devoted to your own career, your family, your home or your children that you will let the most unspeakable horrors be brought about to destroy your career, your family, your home and your children—because you are too busy now to prevent them?”
Rand was confronting the studied ignorance of many Americans who did not wish to see the danger posed by the isolationists — they believed we could appease Hitler and Imperial Japan. The isolationists’ ignorance of history would threaten our nation’s very survival.
The reality is we remain at war — with those who brought down the Twin Towers and attacked the Pentagon, who apparently consider a diverse, interdenominational nation an outrage that must be erased from the globe.
There are also those within our borders whom some might label modern Fifth Columnists.
We owe it to Adams, and all those who continue to caution us, to “study war” so that our children and grandchildren may live in a nation bequeathed to us through the grace of God and the sacrifice of brave men and women.
Lawrence Kadish is a real estate developer, entrepreneur, and founder and president of the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage, Long Island, New York.