“Violence is not necessary to destroy a civilization. Each civilization dies from indifference toward the unique values which created it.” — Nicolás Gómez Dávila
Great civilizations have come and gone. In the beginning the peoples were held in BONDAGE. Over time, their SPIRITUAL FAITH instilled the COURAGE needed to shake off their oppressors, resulting in LIBERTY, which brought forth great abundance. But subsequent generations never looked back, leaving the history of their ancestors’ struggle for freedom in the “dustbin of history.” They ignored the great price that was paid to bequeath them the liberty they inherited. Thus they were selfish, complacent and apathetic. So it came to be that apathy in all matters of citizenry led them back into dependency and ultimately into bondage.
Bondage —> Spiritual Faith —> Great courage —> Liberty –> Abundance —> Selfishness —> Complacency —> Apathy —> Dependency —> Bondage