16 January 2016

Old Habits In The New Age

Words carry with them several meanings; literal, allusive, metaphoric, anagogic, allegory, etc.

Sometimes understanding the context isn't sufficient to derive what the single or several meanings are taught and implied.

This is true not only with inspired writings but also with political writings.

When a regime exchanges hands, the common people are sometimes last to know.

An outright coup d'etat makes the news, or does it?

Ancient coups would eventually go from ear to mouth to ear and reach the countrysides of the civil polity, riding along with traveling merchants and/or heralds to those in important positions.

What has been unique with the United States was the semblance of civil administrations taking turns at the helm.

A noble idea, but has it always been so now or throughout time?

The idea of a political representative is to have the interests of a private person publicly known and implemented while that policy's author stays private.
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. 
- Proverbs 22: 7
What is called “political contributions” or “soft money” or having political directions dictated by money is nothing new, but why do people today not recognize what has always been?

Is it because new words are used to speak of ancient ideas?
Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent. 
- Deuteronomy 16: 19
Some would argue the adoption of popular ideas and eliminating outdated ideas is prudent, a sign of evolution and society's growth.

There has always been social, ethical and moral constants throughout time's civilizations which cannot be ignored... but some constants have been ignored and society and its human nature are not without response and consequence.
Woe to the land whose king was a servant / a child, and whose princes feast in the morning. 
Blessed is the land whose king is of noble birth and whose princes eat at a proper time—for strength and not for drunkenness. 
- Ecclesiastes 10: 16-17
Watch and listen to this music video... may not be your taste of music, but the lyrics and the soundbites from the political candidates is uncanny... and not surprisingly similar.

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