The View From 1776

Disquieting Parallels

Old Testament tribulations of Judah and Israel, the 19th century events that set the stage for British decline as a world power, and the current state of affairs in the United States have worrisome similarities.  All three peoples turned away from God and vaunted their own intellectual powers.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/16 at 06:56 PM
  1. Because man, hobbled in an ego-centric predicament,
    cannot invent criteria greater than himself, the humanist
    lacks a predictive capability. Without instinct or trans-
    cendent criteria, humanism cannot evaluate options with
    foresight and vision for progression and survival. Lack-
    ing foresight, man is blind to potential consequence and
    is unwittingly committed to mediocrity, collectivism,
    averages, and regression - and worse. Humanism is an
    unworthy worship.

    The void of human ignorance can easily be filled with
    a functional faith while not-so-patiently awaiting the
    foot-dragging growth of human knowledge and behav-
    ior. Faith, initiated by the Creator and revealed and
    validated in His Word, the Bible, brings a transcend-
    ent standard to man the choice-maker. Other philo-
    sophies and religions are man-made, humanism, and
    thereby lack what only the Bible has:

    1.Transcendent Criteria and
    2.Fulfilled Prophetic Validation.

    Only statistical conglomerates pay tribute to
    deterministic forces. Singularities do not and are
    therefore random, unpredictable, mutant, and in this
    sense, uncaused. The finest contribution inanimate
    reality is capable of making toward choice, without its
    own selective agencies, is this continuing manifestation
    of opportunity as the pre-condition to choice it defers
    to the natural action of living forms.

    Biological science affirms that each level of life,
    single-cell to man himself, possesses attributes of
    sensitivity, discrimination, and selectivity, and in
    the exclusive and unique nature of each diversified
    life form.

    The survival and progression of life forms has all too
    often been dependent upon the ever-present undeterminative
    potential and appearance of one unique individual organism
    within the whole spectrum of a given life-form. Only the
    uniquely equipped individual organism is, like The Golden
    Wedge of Ophir, capable of traversing the causal gap to
    survival and progression. Mere reproductive determinacy
    would have rendered life forms incapable of such potential.

    Only a moving universe of opportunity plus choice enables
    the present reality.

    Deterministic systems, ideological symbols of abdication
    by man from his natural role as earth's Choicemaker,
    inevitably degenerate into collectivism; the negation of
    singularity, they become a conglomerate plural-based
    system of measuring human value. Blunting an awareness
    of diversity, blurring alternatives, and limiting the
    selective creative process, they are self-relegated to
    a passive and circular regression.

    Tampering with man's selective nature endangers his
    survival for it would render him impotent and obsolete
    by denying the tools of diversity, individuality,
    perception, criteria, selectivity, and progress.
    Coercive attempts produce revulsion, for such acts
    are contrary to an indeterminate nature and nature's
    indeterminate off-spring, man the Choicemaker.

    Until the oppressors discover that wisdom only just
    begins with a respectful acknowledgment of The Creator,
    The Creation, and The Choicemaker, they will be ever
    learning but never coming to a knowledge of the truth.
    The rejection of Creator-initiated standards relegates
    the mind of man to its own primitive, empirical, and
    delimited devices. It is thus that the human intellect
    cannot ascend and function at any level higher than the
    criteria by which it perceives and measures values.

    Additionally, such rejection of transcendent criteria
    self-denies man the vision and foresight essential to
    decision-making for survival and progression. He is left,
    instead, with the redundant wreckage of expensive hind-
    sight, including human institutions characterized by
    averages, mediocrity, and regression.

    As long as some choose to abdicate their personal reality
    and submit to the delusions of humanism, determinism, and
    collectivism, just so long will they be subject and re-
    acting only, to be tossed by every impulse emanating from
    others. Those who abdicate such reality may, in perfect
    justice, find themselves weighed in the balances of their
    own choosing. SELAH

    - from The HUMAN PARADIGM

    All socialistic liberal collectivist humanistic Monday-Morning Q-back slow-learners: Write the above 100 times and mail it to your grandma. (I know you won't learn anything but your grandmother will be glad to hear from you.)

    semper fidelis
    Posted by Choicemaker  on  11/16  at  09:49 PM
  2. Englishman Roland Huntford noted that the British Navy had a rubber stamp that was used in the technology office. When new inventions were submitted and found to be from outside British dominions, the stamp beafing "NIH" for Not Invented Here came into play.

    The Brits became so proud of themselves that they lost track of how to learn from outside and use other people's inventions for their own benefit.

    Huntford's point was directed to Captain Scott's tragic effort at the South Pole using British technology, while the Norwegians had a relatively easy time using Eskimo techniques.

    The question is, will the Americans learn from others and their experiences, or will they follow the British folly.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  11/16  at  11:54 PM
  3. Too many Americans cannot learn from their own results of their own dumb choices - how will they learn from other's and their histories?

    Choices are no better than the utilized criteria. Man-made criteria produces mediocrity and worse. Yes, life is an IQ Test. Folly? Youbet!

    semper fidelis
    Posted by Choicemaker  on  11/17  at  01:08 AM
  4. I think this is a stupid argument for a decline of a nation. Has The View ever considered the fact that things run their course.

    The View puts to much onus on religion. Religion on its own is not imperative enough for economic success. Britain economically declined mostly because of a complacency that set in among its ruling class and because of the loss of human capital due to its migrating to the New World and loss in two world wars.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  11/17  at  10:53 AM
  5. See what I mean? Is 'life' not an IQ Test?

    Has any learning occurred? Will buffoonery 'run its course?'

    Don't waste your time. He must needs be learn 'the hard way' - if at all.

    In the meantime, "Patty-cake, patty-..."

    unqualified F
    Posted by Choicemaker  on  11/17  at  12:08 PM
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