Covid-19. Black Lives Matter. Trump will be dumped. These are the big three topics that so many American’s have accepted, “hook, line, and sinker” as some might say.
Yes Covid-19 is a real virus, perhaps best described as the flu, with occasional deadly consequences. Yet the response from government officials has caused both large and small businesses to go bankrupt; many individuals and families have blown through their savings, and the US debt is skyrocketing with handout money. But isn’t it amazing how so many just go along with the media’s narrative and never do their own research on how the illness spreads?
The media’s spin is also on full display with Black Lives Matter. This movement isn’t about institutionalized racism in America, it’s about anarchy, socialism, trashing Biblical morality, and fundraising for the democratic party—but the so-called “fair and balanced” news media is silent on these disturbing aspects of the movement.
And what are Donald Trump’s chances to win a second term in November? According the media his polling numbers are in the dumpster. So many look at the polls and simply believe them even after they screwed up so badly last time around.
The mindset of conformity I’m describing is best described as a Herd Mentality. The media proclaims it, and everyone mindlessly follows.
The Herd Mentality: Covid 19, BLM, and Trump’s chances in November; it’s all about to be unpacked in Episode 67 of Hidden Headlines. Listen here, on my website, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
Long before I had the pleasure of meeting Cal Thomas, I was a big fan of his books. The first one I read was in 1989, The Death of Ethics in America. The book perfectly articulated all of my feelings regarding the moral collapse that was rapidly occurring in the USA. Cal was warning America back then, as he generally does in all his major writings, that unless we get back to the kind of character and virtue described in the Bible, we, as a nation, are doomed.
Fast forward 31-years and Cal’s message from ’89 seems prophetic.
He has a new book out now and it’s another warning, in fact it’s a final warning: America’s Expiration Date: The Fall of Empires and Superpowers … and the Future of the United States.
In a commentary piece Cal wrote at FoxNews, he talks about the book, saying, “Nations are made up of people. While modes of transportation, hairstyles, clothing and other things change, human nature remains the same. A nation’s strength and sustainability require more than economic and military success. There are issues of character and virtue that are stronger supporters and sustainers of any nation. As the Psalmist asked, ‘If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?’ He isn’t talking about money and a military.”
In writing America’s Expiration Date, Thomas examined eight empires that believed their economic strength and military power were enough to sustain them well into the future and in the case of the Roman Empire, eternally.
The book is inspired by the late British diplomat Sir John Glubb, who found a pattern to the decline of nations. He said that pattern has not changed in the 4,000 years of history he studied and that the average age of great nations is 250 years. Rome was an exception, but even Rome followed the same path to self-destruction.
By the way, the final stage before collapse is what Sir John calls “decadence.”
Prior to that there is uncontrolled immigration without assimilation. “No nation can be sustained if it forgets its identity and fails to absorb new immigrants, requiring they learn the native language and understand the native history while leaving behind the agendas and issues of the country from which they came, while obeying the laws,” Cal states.
Massive national debt is another cause of the decline of superpowers. The U.S. currently is $23 trillion in the red (and going up quickly). Neither political party will do what is necessary to reverse course, though both parties know entitlement reform is a key to the restoration of financial stability.
A third contributor to national decline is military overreach. President Trump is cutting us back, but we have troops all over the world. In some cases – especially in Afghanistan and now increasingly in the Middle East – the wars seem never to end. They are costly in blood and money and victory continues to elude us.
The loss of a shared morality and abandoning God are perhaps the greatest contributors to decline. “We live in an ‘anything goes’ culture,” writes Thomas, “in which everything is to be tolerated, except those who disagree, who are denounced as intolerant and bigots. The Pew Research Center asked millennials their religious preference. Twenty percent said ‘none.’ A nation that does not have a transcendent sense of purpose beyond just existing will not exist for long.”
Sir John Glubb calculated that the average age of empires and superpowers is 250 years. On July 4, 2026, the United States will be 250 years old. We have been living off the inertia of past generations.
As Ronald Reagan used to say, “We are only one generation away from losing it all.”
Karl Marx once declared, “History means nothing.” Such a view of history creates a pathway to tyranny, and that’s just what the leaders of today’s radical left are doing. They are guilty of “historical presentism;” in other words they are glancing at history through a present lens and in the process gaining momentum for their ultimate goal: the destruction of America as we know it.
In this Special Independence Day Edition of Hidden Headlines (Episode 65) you will discover facts about some of America’s founders, facts which will make you want to take action to proclaim the truth regarding those gave all for the freedoms we enjoy today. The men and their wives you will learn about were not racists, they are definition of courageous patriots.
Enjoy the podcast here, or wherever you listen to quality podcasts.
Thank you, and may God richly bless your Independence Day weekend.
There are extremely loud and violent voices on the left rooting for the demise of the USA. It’s not that Donald Trump is president. It’s not the cops are killers, or that America is too white, or racist, or even filled with too many Christians.
What the progressive left loath is that the United States of America has a system of government which allows the people too much power, and too many of those people—again, in the opinion of the left—are not capable of handling the rights they’ve been granted; particularly the first amendment and it’s guarantees of freedom of religion, and freedom of speech, a free press, and the right to peacefully assemble.
Friends, the leaders on the left despise these foundational principals and deep down they believe (just as their hero Karl Marx did) that the bulk of humanity is incapable of functioning with such freedoms because we’re too stupid, ignorant, or too inherently dumb. Organizations such as Antifa, Black Lives Matter, GLAD, Planned Parenthood, Move On and the rest, all hold the same ultimate goal—the total dismantling of America as we know it. They relish in these nightly riots we see across the country; they squeal with delight when a patriotic historical statue crashes to the ground; and they don’t shed even a shred of a tear when a police officer dies trying to keep the peace.
Fact is, if these maniacs were to get their way they’d do what other reckless regimes have done before them and completely expunge this nation’s history from the books.
After all, it was Karl Marx who stated: History means nothing.
This is a special edition of Hidden Headlines that I hope will inspire you to speak up for the truth. Listen to it wherever you enjoy your favorite podcasts, including right here on my website.
Thanks for listening!