The American Dream
"We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown."
"But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us... and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with the unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness."
- Abraham Lincoln
A study done by Dr. J.D. Unwin, a British social anthropologist who was an expert on cultures who spent seven years of his life studying the birth and death of the 80 major civilizations in the World history and the same pattern consistently was seen in all of them. Each one of them fell because of one thing... a breakdown of the family and morality.
During the early days of the each society premarital and extramarital sexual relationships were strictly prohibited. Great creative energy was associated with the inhibition of sexual expression, causing the culture to prosper. Much later in the life of the society, its people began to rebel against the strict prohibitions, demanding the freedom to release their internal passions.
As the morals weakened, the social energy abated, eventually resulting in the decay or destruction of the civilization... When a man is devoted to one woman and one family, he is motivated to build, save protect, plan, and prosper on their behalf. However, when his sexual interests are dispersed and generalized, his effort is invested in the gratification of sensual desires.
Dr. Unwin conc ...
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