Monday, May 29, 2017

Let truth be the center

I added the Sam Houston quote to the header because it is true.  Same thing with the Mark Twain quote in the header.  Doing the right thing may get you "crucified".  Jesus Christ was crucified in truth, but not for doing anything wrong, mind you.  If he did no wrong, then it must have been right, eh?

Yes, and people will be amazed at someone who would be willing to undergo punishment, when doing the wrong thing will bring rewards.  This shows that the natural tendency is towards corruption, does it not?  Why would doing the right thing astonish anyone if that were not the case?

You may not get rich if you try to always do what is right and good.  But you still could.  It is "easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to see the Kingdom of Heaven".  Not impossible, but not easy either.

Rewards of money do not last.  But true advancements in the wellbeing of mankind will last as long as the truth remains at the center.  Money is but a means to an end, not an end in itself.  When money becomes the center of one's existence, then the advancement of mankind takes a back seat.

Perhaps this is why Western Civilization is stuck in the mud these days.  There has been no real material advancement in the USA since the late sixties.  I did a study of that through the price of gold in terms of per capita GDP.  It was at a peak in the late sixties and hasn't risen to that level since.

The late sixties also saw a rise in the political left, the loss of the war in Vietnam, going off the gold standard, rampant inflation, a decline in morals, the continued decline in academic excellence, and the concomitant rise of phony science like AGW.

The trend has been downward, with the rise of Islamism, the 9-11 atrocity, and the total and complete debasement of the culture.

Yet we are said to be fighting a war.  Sun Tsu, in his Art of War, said that if you don't know your enemy, and you don't know yourself, then defeat is inevitable.  How can we win with the rise of the fake culture we live in?  If nobody understands this, then we are doomed to failure.

I would rather be in obscurity with this blog than to give up the pursuit of truth.  I would rather not be paid with money nor recognition, if the same were to divert me away from this truth.

Too bad that too few of the people out there recognize the crucial importance of remaining faithful to the truth.  We are immeasurably worse off for it.

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