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Many will not understand it

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 7:54 am Tue 12th April 2022

The founder of Dubai, Sheik Rashid, was asked about the future of his country, and he replied, “My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I ride a Mercedes, my son rides a Land Rover, and my grandson is going to ride a Land Rover…but my great-grandson is going to have to ride a camel again. Why is that, he was asked?

And his reply was, “Hard times create strong men, strong men create easy times. Easy times create weak men, weak men create difficult times. Many will not understand it, but you have to raise warriors, not parasites.”

And add to that the historical reality that all great empires…the Persians, the Trojans, the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, and in later years, the British…all rose and perished within 240 years.

They were not conquered by external enemies; they rotted from within. America has now passed that 240 year mark, and the rot is starting to be visible and is accelerating. We are past the Mercedes and Land Rover Years….the camels are on the horizon.

The greatest generation consisted of 18-year-old kids storming the beaches at Normandy. And now, two generations later, some 18-year-old kids want to hide in safe rooms when they hear words that hurt their feelings. They also want free stuff from the government because they think they are entitled to it.

The “camels are on the horizon” for sure. Something to ponder? History has a way of repeating itself.

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3 Responses to “Many will not understand it”

  1. DJ Ward says:

    I like the reply, but not 100% on the conclusion.
    “but you have to raise warriors, not parasites.”

    Twice in a week, friends have tried to bludge money.
    One I gave in, as the sum was little.
    But the other not, as the sum was larger.
    Already I have debts, unpaid by a few.

    Yet even when I myself had no money, I would not ask.
    I live without debts as best I can, or I might experience the same.
    On what ground does, such a relationship stand.
    Little by little, one friend will feel guilty.
    In time I know, the debt will get paid in some way.
    Even already over decades, is many little forgiven debts.
    But the other if loaned, could ruin the friendship.

    Both for some reason, have always done it.

    Neither has good reason, to borrow money.
    One simply refuses to work, but can easily do so.
    One wastes his money on fun, irresponsibly.

    What is the warrior part of the conclusion, if that’s the fix.
    Men running around fighting, is to be in hard times.
    What battle fought is needed for peace, if war is then inevitable.

    The warrior exists then, only as the cycle repeats.
    Why limit then the man, to what he inherently becomes.
    Something other than the parasite, weak or the warrior.

    Why then have the wise comment, without a solution.
    Does one understand, you can’t stop things repeating.
    Or does one understand, humans have free will.
    They could choose a different path, to just an animal one.

  2. DJ Ward says:

    What becomes the reason, for the warrior.
    We are all witnessing, how war becomes lawless.
    Not only Putin’s war, but lawlessness in Africa from war.
    Nothing good in practice, comes from lawlessness.
    So making war, cannot be the reason for the warrior.
    Is it not a great risk, with histories half a chance of winning.
    Even then the winnings, is just wrecked and burnt.

    Then there can only be one reason, for the warrior.
    To hold at bay the tyrant, who chooses to have war.
    So recently we see forty nations, helping one for a reason.
    What then of any nation, is it’s own borders changeable.
    Would Japan want, what the Russians took.
    The history books filled, with excuses for war.

    I think Russia, will sue for peace.
    Wanting to redraw, the map.
    If only, he would show us his map.
    Until then, the war will continue.
    Many in Russia, want all of Ukraine back.
    People wanting others to die, is not good.


    I was listening to an interview, of a Russian.
    Who is in no way, a Putin supporter.
    But he pointed out, how bad a choice Putin was.
    How democracy and freedom, was just missed.
    Instead as with many nations, a gang of thugs run things.
    We could have had twenty years, of a different Russia.
    There would be no war, with its destruction.
    Instead a prosperous Russia, with a good friend in Ukraine.
    Like a child that can’t understand, hopes are dashed.

  3. DJ Ward says:

    Would you have to teach children, to fear others.
    To be a warrior, requires teaching others are a threat.
    Others then must do the same, as you became the warrior.
    Just one choice, can force many others to do the same.

    Today my daughter, has a sleepover with a friend staying.
    There is no teaching needed, as they naturally play.
    How much better is that world, than one of fear.
    They have no thoughts, of the enemy coming to get them.

    Maybe because it’s girls, not boys.
    Violence bred into humans, by endless war.
    Power and ego still allowed to corrupt things, the worst being men.
    Just when humans can reach for the stars, they resort to war.

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