[March 15, 2022] All great empires have risen from seemingly out of nowhere to last nearly three centuries and then poof, they are gone. The greatest of empires – the Romans, Egyptians, Greeks, and Persians – were not conquered by outside enemies but collapsed from within. Some say the Western world is collapsing, and the biggest problem is that we don’t even see it. Are camels on the horizon?
“My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I ride a Mercedes, my son rides a Land Rover, and my grandson is going to ride a Land Rover…but my great-grandson is going to have to ride a camel again. Why is that? – Sheik Rashid, founder of Dubai1
Sheik Rashid went on to explain:
“Hard times create strong men; strong men create easy times. Easy times create weak men; weak men create difficult times. Many will not understand it, but you have to raise warriors, not parasites.” – Sheik Rashid, founder of Dubai
In America during World War II, young men barely out of High School stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, crushed the Japanese fortified islands of the Pacific Ocean, and brought atomic power into being. Today, young college men want to hide in safe rooms when their feelings are hurt (they call the microaggressions).
Recruiting commercials from the U.S. military depict weak men and women. In one case, the commercial showcases a corporal who discusses her “fairly typical childhood” in which she took ballet and played the violin, and also “marched for equality” with her two moms. She was looking for a challenge to prove her “inner strength.” See it here. Go to YouTube and click DISLIKE. Comments are disabled because the Army brass were embarrassed by the comments.
Are the camels on the horizon? It sure seems like it.
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