Monday marks yet another day of remembrance for those who fell in service to the United States. My family has fought and died in every war that America has fought. We bled on every battlefield from the Revolutionary War, to the wars now being fought by the US in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Unfortunately, the government of the United States has betrayed that sacrifice. Our government dances on the graves of our fallen, and when we salute the flag on Memorial Day, this Monday… we salute the symbol for pornography, heroin, tyranny, abortion and the lowest forms of stupidity that I have had the misfortune to read about.
Events in the US appear to be proceeding down a path that history has recorded for centuries. In fact, students of history have been warning of this for a while. Even worse, students of the Bible have seen echoes of this from within Bible prophecy.
We really are in the Last Days, so what is happening in the last remaining superpower should not surprise us. Although, you will forgive me for a little outrage and some shock.
It’s hard to believe that the Deep State would attempt to ever-so-closely follow the tragedies of history. But, they have, so the results will be predictable.
This week was one of those quiet moments in time in between waves of awful news – a moment that allows you to put awful events into perspective, as well as talk about other issues that need to be addressed. There is, after all, a bigger picture and more things going on in the world than Ebola, World War III and the fall of the American Empire.
So, as the next wave of pandemic, war and financial collapse gathers itself for another attempt to swamp our lives with awful news, we have the opportunity to connect some other dots and look at other problems.
I’m struck by a thought that I haven’t seen anyone talk about – the effect of urbanization on the spread of pandemics. And, I’m surprised that so little is being said about this.
Yet, it would have been the growth in city population (i.e., urbanization) that had to have been one of the leading causes for why so many died of the Spanish Flu. Those living in cities would have had a dramatically higher chance of dying from the 1918 Flu Pandemic, than those who live outside the cities, on a farm.
Even more interesting is the fact that the Spanish Flu of 1918 was less lethal than Ebola – ‘only’ killing between 10% and 20% of its victims.