Knowing that in the past I have written numerous times on the increasing decadence of our society and that we were heading the way of the Roman Empire and every society as a normal point in a societies cycle of life. Bush has merely sped up our demise in hi efforts for new societal and world order. We receive daily reminders from all levels of our society. The growing daily ration of rapes and murders but supposedly "normal" good citizens is highlighted by the sorry examples we have to follow in our Government and those many in this society revere and hold special as our sports figures.
I was thinking this morning of the special people I have met of late on line and the fact that I raised my own four sons to be leading citizens and to lead by example. You lead by example! A good leader is gracious to those at their command and you command respect you do not demand it as we see daily examples of. The latest sorry examples of our so called leaders are Michael Vick from the sport world and Sen. Larry Craig from the Political world.
The research was historical in nature, reviewing the decline of multiple civilizations and empires throughout recorded history. This research showed conclusively that there is a definite pattern to the rise and fall of every great nation, empire, and civilization. The author asserts that the very same patterns appear in every single case, without fail or significant variance -- and one key factor in every civilization is the role played by men in their families.
At the "front end" of a rising civilization, men are firmly, decisively in control, sometimes to the point of true, harsh, "male dominance." With the rise of that civilization, the male changes from strict authoritarian to a kinder, more noble man. It is in this phase of civilization that society comes to full flower, experiencing great prosperity, stability, and growth. In the third stage, the male begins to disengage from his family, losing his nobility, and abandoning his role of leadership.
Females in society are therefore forced to abandon their instinctive maternal roles and step forward to assume the leadership roles that men have relinquished. It is in this stage that society begins a rapid decline, eventually resulting in its demise. According to this research, eight specific patterns of domestic behavior have signaled the downward spiral and imminent demise of every culture:
Shocking, isn’t it? It’s just like reading today’s newspaper. If this research data is taken seriously, one can only conclude that America is a civilization in rapid decline -- a nation in serious, imminent danger. The author was noted Sociologist and Historian Dr. Carle Zimmerman. His book, "Family and Civilization," is a scholarly work, pure history, sociology, and science. Far from being current rhetoric from the "religious right," the book was published in 1947. We can turn this around and if it is to be turned around it will come from children that were raised to lead by good example and to "command respect" not demand it because of societal position!