Let me begin by saying the above title is not my own. It’s a Biblical verse found in the book of Proverbs. Although written by Solomon more than 2,000 years ago, this principle has remained steadfast throughout time.
But first, I do not want to corner you into a Sunday school lesson, but you must understand the purpose of the above scripture. Proverbs says knowledge is good, but a vast difference stands between knowledge and wisdom. There are massive amounts of intelligent people out there, but the application of such knowledge for the greater good of mankind is wisdom.
And in light of recent national and worldly events, such wisdom is becoming a rarity.
I dare say they’re some country leaders lacking knowledge and any wisdom. However, they’re often third-world country dictators and easily toppled.
The most deadly could easily be clever dictators who lack wisdom. These politicians have little regard for what is not known for sound character or truth. But the far greatest sin may be that they do not look out for the greater good of all the people and the country as a whole. Their goals are simple, as fundamental in Political Science 101; they prioritize getting reelected or remaining in power. No matter the cost. No matter the lies. No matter how many babies they have to kiss.
There’s one more sign that warns a government is about to topple, not mentioned above. However, I’m confident that if Solomon hung around today, he would offer me a ‘like.’ It is this: the final and most visible sign that a government is about to topple is when the people don’t care and freely elect corrupt politicians. The Kool-Aid has been handed out, and most are takers.
One famed movie star proudly said, “I voted for Obama for one reason and one reason only: he’s black.” I get it. My grandfather also voted strictly based on party lines without regard to policy. But can you imagine if every American voted with that same principle, disregarding what’s best for all the people, without considering a candidate’s morals or character? Would these same people elect Hitler?
At what point do our children’s children become significant enough to look at a candidate’s policies and values?
Have we already forgotten that Roman civilization finally toppled under the weight of an immoral and corrupt government?
Sadly, another topple sign is our biased journalism. Are we getting to the point of being like North Korea, where the truth is hidden in a closet? Is America genuinely trending toward broadcasting only partial truths that reflect their views? I believe it is. Tune into one media outlet, and you’ll feel one presidential candidate is the next pope. Then tune into another, and you’ll discover this same candidate is scandalous. No wonder our nation is so divisive.
Let’s be honest. We now vote only for what’s in our best self-interest and not their nation’s best interest. This is normal, but with this self-absorbed culture, our national pride and heritage have already begun to elope elsewhere. Americans will soon tend to disregard the importance of the National Anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance. What was once sacred will slowly become coined as ‘tolerance.’
One final stab in Americans’ back: we have almost no interest in holding our politicians accountable for their promises and accusations and controlling our debt. We forget about how the French Revolution occurred due to a bankrupt government. We ignore the uprisings from a bankrupt Turkey. We, as Americans, remain entrenched with the ” it’s all about me attitude.” Politicians don’t care because they get reelected, and who cares about the problems of the future? But like all sin, it offers momentary pleasure but a lifetime of regret.
The real backbreaker in all of this is that the American people no longer care.
The one lie that almost every politician makes is, “The American people are too smart and will …”. Sorry, this is not true. Politicians are kissing up. The bare-bones truth is that we Americans no longer hold our nation leaders to high character standards. Living a life dictated by truth, high morals, and a past life showing the ability to love all people without prejudice is no longer essential to us.
There are other detonating factors igniting our rapid descent. Still, I’m already likely digging my own grave with the government monitoring our every email, text, and phone call, and with AI, who knows our every thought. With that, I better close out, or I’ll likely get audited in the coming months. Enjoy your day!