IF USA IS TO FAIL
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) an American poet wrote, “The advent of America, the history of the past century, has been the first general aperture and opening-up to the average human commonalty, on the broadest scale, of the eligibilities to wealth and worldly success and eminence, and has been fully taken advantage of; and the example has spread hence, in ripples, to all nations. To these eligibilities — to this limitless aperture, the race has tended, en-masse, roaring and rushing and crude, and fiercely, turbidly hastening — and we have seen the first stages, and are now in the midst of the result of it all, so far. But there will certainly ensue other stages, and entirely different ones. In nothing is there more evolution than the American mind. Soon, it will be fully realized that ostensible wealth and moneymaking, show, luxury, imperatively necessitate something beyond — namely, the sane, eternal moral and spiritual-esthetic attributes, elements… Soon, it will be understood clearly, that the State cannot flourish, (nay, cannot exist,) without those elements. They will gradually enter into the chyle (a milky waste) of sociology and literature. They will finally make the blood and brawn of the best American individualities of both sexes.”
He also wrote, “America, if eligible at all to downfall and ruin, is eligible within herself, not without.”
This was written about 150 years ago just after the Civil War.
“Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” Jesus