For most, the events and concerns of the present day are a Gordian knot of impenetrable confusion. Schools, the mass media and our own politicians appear to do all they can to add to the muddle by not informing the public of our own history. This writer ascribes it to widespread ignorance, not to any conspiracy on the part of the airheads in media and politics. We’ve all slept through history, now we must do our best to wake each other up.
In a 1787 letter to Thomas Jefferson, John Adams said:
“All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.”
Our downright ignorance is killing us…
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