Wisdom is most sought and often scorned.
Wisdom is the result of an accumulation of knowledge and experience. Mathematically it would look like:
Wisdom = Knowledge + Experience x Morality
This is the tripod of wisdom. Without any of these three elements there is no wisdom. Knowledge and experience without morality leads to all the wrong conclusions. Without experience it is just conjecture and theory. Without knowledge it is just supposition compounded by ignorance.
Learning has been described as tribal memory that was passed along from generation to generation through stories that could be remembered, but are now passed along through books.
“He who does not learn from history is doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana
“We learn from history that we do not learn from history.” – Georg Hegel
The next generations of children are the “barbarians at the gate” who must be taught what they do not understand lest they destroy it in their ignorance. To compound this problem, the Left will deliberately infiltrate and sabotage the learning process to mislead, corrupt, and subjugate the ignorant.
The battle against evil is eternal and inevitable. Think what Satan represents; vanity, envy, greed, and deception. He believes he is better than the other Angels, envies the power and glory of God, wants it for himself, and then lies, cheats, and tries to steal it for himself turning a third of the Heavenly Host away from righteousness.
This is what the Right sees happening in America today. Democrats want to make themselves the powerful rulers of the nation. So they intentionally sabotage the system to break it and make things worse so people will turn to them to fix it, and their fix is always making themselves more powerful rather than actually repairing what they broke. It’s like a car mechanic who, while changing the oil, intentionally sabotages the brakes. Every time you go back to fix the new problem he sabotages something else.
Taxes that destroy jobs, the war on drugs, healthcare insurance; you name it and Democrats have broken it. And then there are the Republicans who ally with them. Just like Hydra infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Democrats infiltrate the GOP to sabotage it from within. They are called RINOs or liberals-lite.
Those of the Left are composed of the deceivers who are breaking the system and those who are fooled by them due to their own ignorance and misdirected learning. They believe socialism rather than capitalism is the ideology of wealth creation for all because they do not know the history of socialism and capitalism. They have only been taught that capitalism is the greed of a few and socialism is fair for all. They have not been taught the depravity and corruption of socialism, only the corruption that can occur in capitalism. They have no clue that socialism has destroyed more lives and more wealth than any ideology in history save Islam.
Islam is the Left’s socialist Utopia wherein all the people are under thrall to the theocratic government who are the royalty and nobility who lord it over the peasants. It’s just human nature that the greedy are most often the ones who rise to power, and this is why American Exceptionalism exists as the greatest boon to mankind – because America is the exception to the rule. Only in America has it ever been possible for the common man to rise to become great. Even Rome had established noble families to which outsiders were rarely, if ever, allowed to join their ranks. Of course, in America there are the wealthy who look down on newcomers as “New Money.” That is because those who inherit their wealth generally believe they are entitled to be wealthy and sneer at those who make wealth through their own endeavors. It’s scorn for their own parents who built their wealth with their own sweat and toil much as Satan scorned God.
The lesson to be learned is to recognize that what people say and what they do is the most important observation to make in life. Everyone lies to one degree or another regardless of their intentions. Many will say one thing and do another, such as saying they will benefit others when they only benefit themselves.
“It’s not who we are underneath, but what we do that defines us.” – Rachel Dawes, Batman Begins
The difference between the wealth of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is in how they amassed their fortunes. There are two ways to make money; trade or steal. Trump became a billionaire by building, while the Clintons amassed their wealth shaking down builders by selling power and favors. The Clintons justify their stealing by saying there is corruption on both sides by builders who seek their favors. But just because builders must work within the corrupt system that the Clintons structured doesn’t make them as corrupt.
Understanding this is the beginning of wisdom, and recognizing those who would tear down the corrupt rather than being corrupt is the culmination of wisdom. There’s a difference when Trump and Hillary say “Eminent Domain.” Hillary believes that a developer who wants lakefront property should have the right to oust retirees from their dream home and take the property in order to build a higher tax producing property so the government. Trump believes it is so the government can buy the property to do build what will benefit everyone. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the government, which is supposed to be for the benefit people, always works for the people.
Democrats like the Clintons have proven they only work for themselves and acquiring their own wealth at the expense of the people. (Obama’s agenda has been the decline of America and the empowerment of Islam, which is a whole other matter and more along the line of Hydra bringing down S.H.I.E.L.D.) Those who back Clintons and the Democrats are invested in their corruption, while Trump has to get past the corruption and keep from being corrupted by power as they have – as must we all. It’s easy to degenerate and hard work to advance. Just saying you are progressive, as Hillary does, does not make it so. Calling people haters does not make them so. There is far more wisdom to be learned from movie script writers than from actors on the street. But there are far more people who will behave like animals than who are godly.
“Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.” – Sgt. Don “Wardaddy” Collier, Fury
“Hate is easy, but love is strong.” – Clark Kent, Smallville
“I believe I came from God, and you believe you came from a monkey. And you’ve convinced me you’re right.” – Dr. Ben Carson