Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Wrong Side of History

“The wrong side of history” is a term used a lot in recent years. Have you ever thought about what this statement means? It sounds cool to say, but the message is “I am right and you are wrong if you disagree with me.” Do you suppose President Obama and John Kerry have gained some prognostic powers since they moved into their current positions? Do you think they can visualize history from where they stand or speak? Personally, I doubt it.

They are not the only ones who use the phrase. Like everything else Democrat leaders say, their followers start using the same terminology. This repeated erroneous message is a Democrat tactic deigned to produce an outcome they desire. I read the same terminology in print many places. I even read the other day that America was on the wrong side of history. Could be, but I do not think we will know that for sure by the end of the year.

People are still writing history books of events that occurred millennia ago. Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard have written eight history books in the last three or four years -- none of them cover current events.  People are still writing history books about the fall of the Roman Empire, the fall of the Third Reich, the diminishing of the Greek influence in our culture and a myriad of other topics.

So why do so many people think they can predict what history will say about this moment in time. They cannot and that is not their intent. Their intent is to get their way and to ridicule their opposition. Sometimes it means you are beating me now, but sooner or later I will win, because I am right and you are wrong. It take a lot of gall to think you can predict the future and even more to say so publicly.

Think about a scenario when Joe Smyth wanted to marry a young woman in the neighborhood. His wife and their neighbors would have been repulsed by the idea. So Joe reported that he had a vision and now he had his God directing himself and his followers to do exactly what he himself wanted to happen.  Who could possibly object when he got a message directly from God?

Think about the Native American tribes and tribal cultures of Africa you have seen in the movies. They always had a witch doctor or spirit leader to give them guidance on probable outcomes of actions tribal members wished to take. In Haiti, there are still practitioners of voodoo arts that give people guidance on what the future looks like when you carry out your plans.

Karl Marx thought socialism was inevitable, so anyone that objected to it was on the wrong side of the history he proposed. Mao, Che Guevara and Stalin murdered millions of objectors to their policies because they knew they were right. Boy, do we ever need more of these despots! These people are all heroes on the left, because they were effective in implementing their desires.

One thing I do know about the history of the world. Decadence has been the cause of great empires failing. I think about the effects of willing liars in our government. I think about all the cover ups that are going on inside the current administration. Why does most of the media refuse to report on Planned Parenthood harvesting dead babies for money?

I cannot predict the future and I do not have a clue which side of history I am on, but I do know the difference between right and wrong. I prefer doing what is right and ethical. I no longer believe that is a requirement for many of our politicians.

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