The multitudes of warnings from the most influential figures continue to go un-noticed or denied in order to persue our ridiculous falicy that "This time it will be different" or "it will work, because America is going to do it better..."
This is proof of our ignorance regarding history, blatent disregard for it or both.
General Douglas MacArthur (1880- 1964)
He was celebrated as the US Supreme commander of the allied forces in the Pacific during WWII.
During his time and extent of his examinations of the various nations history he quotes:
"History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to have moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to unltimate national disaster."
or Martin Luther (not Martin Luther King):
" I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of Hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of our youth.
I advise no one to place his child where the scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the word of God must become corrupt"
May God help us for our continued failure to seek him and may He have mercy upon us for our transgretions