Saturday, April 27, 2013
America's Meiji-Balkan future
"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history."
"What experience and history teach is this - that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it."
G. W. F. Hegel
"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
Dear reader, what I am going to hopefully impart upon you is that we, here in the United States, are 'living a moment in history', that will be remembered, but as all history lessons, forgotten as to the points that should have been learned.
If you have been a somewhat follower of my blog, you know that I was on to something back in 1998/99 when I started talking about Third World USA and the degeneration of the United States.
For about six years, I've thankfully, have been watching a lot of Japanese movies/shows online instead of the wasted brain dead crap that comes from Hollywood. At first, watching was an enjoyment once I was able to read the subtitles fast enough to keep up with the story. And it still is. But what I began to think about an notice in many of the Japanese historical shows, is the alarming and very apparent parallels that is happening within the United States today.
To explain my post' title....Meiji-Balkan. Meiji era began when the 200 year Samurai era dominated by the Tokugawa 'family', came to an end and common people/citizens of Japan were able to govern in Japan instead of the Samurai clans/families. Please do a internet search for Meiji era to further understand the era's transition.
Balkan - is a large theme that I have been trying to scream out loud, what is going to happen here and happened in Yugoslavia after Marshall Tito died and the Country called Yugoslavia fell apart into smaller countries, some peacefully, some in civil war. The violent era is generally known as the Balkan Wars Again, do a internet search. For both, it will take you about thirty minutes max to find and read up on both of them.
The here and now in the United States politically, is bad. We are divided politically, and the racial and some religious lines are as well, becoming more and more apparent. Prior to Japan's Meiji era starting, there were very strong social and political lines forming where each believed in what was best/right for the future of Japan. I have felt and seen the same in the United States now, it is at a scary point at the similarities.
What is worse, is that unlike Japan, where the common racial make up actually bound the people together, in the United States today, their is no common racial bond, there are the majority, Caucasian, whom are hugely politically/socially divided, then there is the Hispanics, whom are divided themselves along ancestral lines, African (Black) race whom do bind in race, but divide upon social, ethical, and religious lines. Asian race as well, are together being Asian, but as the Blacks and Hispanics, divide along the same lines. The huge complex mix is ripe for a Balkans scenario preceded by massive political power plays, divisions, and reactions ala the Meiji Restoration era.
I believe, if the Democrats win in 2014 and hold total power, they will not hesitate in pushing their view and goals forward. While they believe they're doing what is in best interest of the Nation, the other half disbelieve fervently, and in my opinion, with good cause.
What non-Democrat political parties need to do, is first think about the future in a serious manner, then plan and join hands in ensuring a peaceful political future is maintained by winning elections and providing educational services online. By that I mean, advertisements etc of the facts and bare bones truth. No spin of any kind, as it was said, the truth shall set you free.
Also, the every day, average American citizen, must engage into the political fray, else wise, Socialist powers will continue to erode freedom and tell people 'how to' for their entire lives.
In short dear reader, do a quick read up on the Meiji Restoration and the Balkan Wars, and I'll sadly guarantee, you will see the similarities in our society today.