(Natural News) Historical plagues taught people of the affected areas much about the incompetency of experts in the realm of medicine, politics, theology, etc., but I’m not sure Americans have learned much.
(Article by Dr. Don Boys republished from AllNewsPipeline.com)
When major plagues finally and mysteriously left a devastated country, interest in religious matters decreased because many clergymen died, and so many prayers were unanswered. Of course, God-haters have used unanswered prayer as an excuse for unbelief since the beginning of time. J. L. Cloudsley-Thompson wrote, “It is beyond the bounds of possibility for anyone to estimate the influence of epidemic disease on religion and philosophy. Nor can we clearly assess its influence on the material course of human history.”
The Greek historian Polybius (204-122 B.C.), known as the most reliable ancient historian, reported the whole of Greece had been visited in his time by childlessness and a general decline of the population resulting in the emptying of the cities and the failure of the land to render its produce. He said men refused to marry or, if they married, refused to have children. If they had children, they refused to rear them. He said that men went out of their way to be ostentatious, avaricious, and indolent.
Sounds rather contemporaneous.
Several historians believe the Greeks fell to the Romans because of malaria attacks, not marching armies. Malaria was rampant throughout the Greek world by 400 B.C. The malarial parasite killed infants, weakened unsuspecting children, forced the vacating of the best farmlands, and helped reduce Greeks into listless, lazy, and licentious people. As a result, the power and glory of ancient Greece became a mocking memory.
Some historians, in my opinion, give too much credit to the mosquito for the fall of Greece. It was a significant factor, but men must always be held accountable for their actions. Today, a man gets drunk, kills a carload of people, and pleads that he was not in control and should not be held responsible. Others tell us that sugar impaired their ability, and they lost control and should not be accountable for the results they produced. No doubt, there is some truth to those claims. The same was true in Greece. Malaria did make them listless, therefore, lazy, but they chose to be licentious.
In our time, duped, deceived, defiant, and destructive youth are dedicated to destroying our way of life. They are not innocent do-gooders but are devoted to changing our liberty-based government to a Socialist/Communist system. They are the enemy. Others are using the COVID threat to accomplish the same transformation: American should be dismantled or destroyed.
Significant change is happening in America with more changes ahead of us, and if we lose our freedom, the reasons won’t be that important.
The Greeks slowly lost their brilliance, which was thought to be the quintessence of original thought. This degeneration is evident in their art and literature and other areas of creativity. W.H.S. Jones wrote, “Their initiative vanished; they ceased to create and began to comment. Patriotism, with rare exceptions, became an empty name, for few had the high spirit and energy to translate into action man’s duty to the state. Vacillation, indecision, fitful outbursts of harmful activity followed by cowardly depression, selfish cruelty, and criminal weakness are characteristics of the public life of Greece from the struggle with Macedonia to the final conquest by the armies of Rome.”