Lessons from History
My last two posts here have gone over like a lead balloon (that’s where Led Zeppelin got their name). In pondering why, I have come to the conclusion that no one wants to read about events and people from more than 70 years ago. I can understand that but choosing to ignore the past can set us up to repeating the lessons learned over time.
Yesterday, Liz Truss resigned as leader of the British Conservative Party, thereby also relinquishing her role as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, after only 44 days. That’s got to be a record of some sort, doesn’t it? She tried valiantly to invoke the spirit of Margaret Thatcher by saying, “I’m a fighter, not a quitter.” However, even Thatcher was pushed out by her party in the end. Was the lesson learned? No. The Conservatives don’t really like a woman at the helm of the Ship of State, even though Elizabeth II was on the throne for 70 years. See, 70 years…
In the United States, Republican ‘buyer’s remorse’ has set in, although those vying for seats in Congress and the Senate are unwilling to admit they were wrong for turning their party into “Trump’s MAGA” party. In less than two weeks, the dust will have settled, and the world will be witness to something unexpected. Now, I’m no prophet, but the writing is on the wall for a total decimation of the GOP. And “Why?” you may well ask. The number of the Beast is 666, and Trump is the reincarnation of Nero. Evangelicals need to take note.