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Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Opus 2019-187: New Terms: Going Tribal, part 1 of 2

The quiet but powerful elite in this country are committed to returning us to pre-Columbian days.  They want to bring back the tribal system of North America.  The big word for it is Balkanization but simply put they want to get us going tribal.  It worked when the Europeans moved across the continent.  It will work today.

Before Europeans started moving to the New World it is estimated that the area of the continental United States was the home of about one million people.  Revisionist “scholars” have upped that number for political reasons but that was the assumption before the Progressives took over the universities.  When I was teaching we had a series of videos called “500 Nations”.  The thesis was that there were 500 different nations of people in North America.  A tribe was considered a nation.  Don’t get too carried away with this analysis.  Some of these tribes could only muster 100 warriors on a good day.  We are not talking about the Mongol Hordes of Genghis Khan.  Think more in terms of your local high school.

Try to get a feel for this.  I live in Texas.  Austin, the capital, has slightly over 1 million people.  Outside of Austin you have mile after mile of open land.  Picture that population spread over the entire contiguous 48 states.  It would be a long drive to the next McDonald’s.  Have you ever driven across the northern part of the country.  Montana has slightly over 1 million people.  You can drive for an hour and not see another human.  People, the land was virtually empty.  The only reason people buy the picture of a crowded land is because they have never tried to find a Motel in Wyoming at midnight.  Much of the land is still virtually emtpy. 

Why?  Scholars would tell you that the “native Americans” had been here for 10,000 years by the time Jamestown was founded.  How can people live in a verdant land full of game to hunt and things to gather for 10,000 years and still have only one person for every 3 ½ square miles?  If you had a wife and two children that would be 14 square miles.  The answer is tribes.  In a tribal system you are only loyal to a small community of people.  Most are related in some way.  Anyone outside is the enemy.  Add to that the fact that most American Indian cultures were warrior cultures.  In order to be a real man you had to prove it.  That meant killing another warrior or doing something incredibly dangerous.  Such behavior tends to keep the population down. 

To be concluded...

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