Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
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Two men, great men many will say, and with great flaws. But were those flaws…Bugs or just Features…in the time and society they existed in?
Looking backwards without the right perspective can distort more than it can clarify. Just like the too common view today that Christians have been crushing the poor Muslims ever since the Crusades. When in fact the Crusades were a rather haphazard and ultimately futile attempt to defend the Christian majority who had lived in the middle east since Roman times. Christians who were being conquered and subjugated by the (at the time) newly minted religion of Islam and the expanding empire it formed the basis of. It was Christian Europe (with all its faults) and probably modern civilization that was under threat, not the Moslems.