Submitted by frlarry on Sun, 06/02/2013 - 03:28

I happen to have a long list of blogs and other opinion sites that I sample using Internet RSS feeds, though I'm sure lots of people wouldn't consider my lest to be particularly long. At any rate, one of the feeds I monitor is The Black Sphere. Evidently, Kevin Jackson, or a member of his blogging team, came across an interesting example of conservative "speculative journalism" on another site, RightVoice Media, entitled, "Surrender." Kevin's link to the piece is entitled, "Has the Left Won?"

It's interesting to watch the natural progression of historical forces play out. Folks on the left (certain folks, at any rate) seem to sense that victory is within reach. Others are more fearful that too many things are getting exposed to the public too quickly. On the other hand, folks on the right (certain folks, at any rate) are fearful that the truth won't matter to people, in the end. Others are more hopeful of victory.

What very few people seem to grasp is the real and terrible truth, namely that the entitlement culture, the culture of death, is on a death spiral, and in the end there will be no winners. The only remaining questions of historical interest are how soon the collapse will occur and how deep it will go. These things are impossible to predict. Socio-historical forces, like earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes, are not linear, and big, chaotic events can get triggered by the flutter of a butterfly's wings.

It's at times like these that the prayerful need to remember the Sermon on the Mount.