“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9).
It seems to escape everyone, but perhaps especially the elite, learned few we call “leaders,” that the fundamental nature of this world and fundamental human nature is violent, volatile, at best unpredictable. Somewhere in the world as you read this, there is violence, suffering, evil, untoward acts of Mother Nature or man or both. Even so-called acts of God.
In the course of world and human history, no god, no man, no law or government or other body has ever changed these fundamental facts. Nor will they ever.
Yet we seem to ignore, deny, forget, sputter and suffer again and again. Ad infinitum. Ad nauseam.
And nowhere is ignorance of the obvious more evident than in American politics in general, and the current administration in particular!