A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
“Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among the citizens by means of spies, by distracting them with foreign wars, by eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them incapable of decisive action…” – Aristotle
You’d think ole “Ari” might have been peering through some sort of cosmic window into modern day America some 2300 years ago with comments such as those above.
There’s another way to look at it, as well. One can grudgingly admit that the Greeks, of 2300 years ago, were smarter than modern Americans. In my estimation – you’d be right. So, I tend to go with the latter explanation.
See, America is building a head of steam preparing to go to war with itself a second time at this very moment. This is not unusual – not in America. We have already had two revolutions. You may recall the American Revolution against Great Britain and the second – the War for Southern Independence, often erroneously referred to as the American Civil War, or the War Between the States. (Continue to complete commentary…)