The Fluidity of Time

A 16th century monk wrote about the 20th century to come...

The twentieth century will bring death and destruction, apostasy from the Church, discord in families, cities and governments; it will be the century of three great wars with intervals of a few decades. They will become ever more devastating and bloody and will lay in ruins not only Germany, but finally all countries of East and West. After a terrible defeat of Germany will follow the next great war. There will be no bread for people anymore and no fodder for animals. Poisonous clouds, manufactured by human hands, will sink down and exterminate everything. The human mind will be seized by insanity.

This person had a glimpse of the future - but the fluidity of time allowed for the future to change.  2 great wars lead to the terrible defeat of Germany and the creation of the devices needed to fulfill this prophecy.  Somehow, mankind averted the third war - but had we not, the description would have been perfect.

I believe that the 1991 actions taken by George Bush (41) prevented another great war and that the second Bush further stalled the massive implosion in the Middle East.  By invading Iraq, the Iranians were kept fearful and Israel has been left to live peaceably.  As our current president leads the US to a more gentle world, we really need to carefully watch the reactions of the wolves that will pounce on the weak and unprotected.

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Feb 10, 2009