The Monumental Failure to Understand

  • A Monumental Failure to Understand
  • Amid the uproar of argument, the central consideration remains overlooked: No country or culture’s historical record is spotless. The vital question is whether, at each stage of evolution, the balance of good over bad was sufficiently decisive to build a civilization that advances humanity generally. Choose among the regions you would prefer to inhabit. Russia, China, the Middle East? Or the West? Each can lay claim to having built a civilization. Yet the choice is clear. Ask yourself how you make your decision. The mobs don’t seem to understand how hard it is to get to this point, or how the monuments embody an arc of achievement; signposts of evolution, if you have the intellectual context to understand.
  • The Monumental Failure to Understand
  • Desecration
  • Before Me, Nothing, Nothing At All
  • The Mob