Social fabric unraveling

MONDAY 6-02-08 wk…It seems to me the social fabric in the United States is becoming very similar to the social fabric of Rome, which contributed to it’s decline and fall. (One could also reasonably say it’s beginning to resemble the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah as well.) We know what eventually happened to Rome and to Sodom and Gomorrah.

But let’s just stick with Rome, for now. The citizenry were treated to the carnivals that took place within the confines of the Roman coliseum, where gladiators fought and killed each other to the cheers and applause of spectators in the stands. It kept the populace busy while the government stole their money by way of exorbitant taxes.

When the gladiators weren’t in the ring, fighting and dying, Christians were rounded up and tossed to the lions in that same coliseum, in hopes of wiping Christianity out.

Fast forward to today: A proposed ballot measure by Senator Abel Maldonado would have prohibited pay raises for legislators and constitutional officers when the state faces an operating deficit. State legislators killed the plan. They will continue to get theirs while the populace struggles with higher food and gas prices.

Ah, but not to worry. California now has it’s own Roman coliseum, only it’s called Arco Arena along with other outlets where anyone can buy a ticket and watch extreme cage fighting. Sunday’s event at Arco was expected to draw 10,000 fans. CBS television has become the first major network to air the so-called “sport” in prime time, scheduling it for Saturdays at 8:PM.

The ACLU continues it’s efforts to wipe out Christianity by filing lawsuits to prevent prayer, relegating the Ten Commandments to the basement, and obliterating any cross –anywhere!

I don’t know if “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” is required reading in our public schools…but it should be! If we don’t learn from history, we’re destined to repeat it.

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