[S]edentary life becomes the last stage of civilization and the point where it begins to decay. It also constitutes the last stage of evil and of remoteness from goodness.... [S]edentary people have become used to laziness and ease. They are sunk in well-being and luxury. They have entrusted the defense of their property and lives to the governor who rules them, and to the militia which has the task of guarding them.... They are carefree and trusting, and have ceased to carry weapons. Successive generations have grown up in this way of life. They have become like women and children, who depend upon the master of the house."
-- Ibn Khaldûn, Muqaddimah, 1377
Wow, a great read! Bookmarked and printed out! Thanks. You are right, imagine this guy and VDH together on a talk show or something..
You keyed this in yourself, didn't you?
I've started reading it, but not finished yet.
Good post, Nnnnnnoumen. Long time no see.
BTTT! Great Book!
At the moment, Marxism is our nation's most urgent and serious threat. It is occupying center stage. Islam is waiting in the green room.
Only a nation's whose population is thoroughly educated and capable of defending its Judeo Christian priniciples and our nation's founding values is capable of defending against the threats of Marxism and Islam.
I am on these message boards day after day sounding the warning. We MUST MUST MUST shut down our socialist and atheistic government K-12 schools!!! Socialist-funded and atheistic schools can NOT be reformed! They are utterly incapable of preparing our nation's citizens to defend freedom!!!
Conservatives MUST MUST MUST get our nation's children into private conservative schools that will thoroughly and completely integrate into every minute of every school day the Judeo Christian values upon which our nation was founded. Without this "Code of Honor", we are facing a 1,000 year long Dark Age.