My New Year’s resolution for this year is a bit different; no dieting, no cutting back on the drinking, or cussing – or any other of those normal human faults. Instead I am going to try to become more involved politically – because I fear for the fate of my country.
The following quotation has been attributed to several people, most prominently to Andrew Tyler, Alexis de Tocqueville or H. W. Prentis.
“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to selfishness;
From selfishness to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage.”
I have asked myself three questions about the above quote:
1. Is it likely true?
2. If so, where are we in the cycle?
3. What can I do about it?
Every American should ask themselves those three questions and come up with their own soul searching answer.
My answers were:
1. Yes, I really believe that the statements are essentially true.
2. The scary part – it appears to me we are leaving the apathy stage and entering the dependence stage.
3. This is my first step – and I will take others as well.
I know that I am not alone in my beliefs – there are others. We were once called the silent majority. If you do not agree with my answers, please enlighten me as to where I am wrong – I would love to be wrong – being right is damned frightening.
I urge you to join me in doing what you can to avoid the final stage. Let us no longer be silent – and let us pray that we are still a majority.
Next week I will be back at my trading desk.
Author & Trader
Exchange rates table is provided by DailyForex.com - Forex Reviews and News
Live currency cross rates is provided by DailyForex.com - Forex Reviews and News
Live indices widget is provided by DailyForex.com - Forex Reviews and News
Live commodities widget is provided by DailyForex.com - Forex Reviews and News
Author & Trader
Thanks for the method !! Very solid, very logical entry and exit and genius SRV’s !!Denis DRussia
“The SRV’s are amazingly accurate”.Tony Texas
….very impressed with the whole philosophy – both personal and trading, expressed in the book. I will read and revert !!Richard DUSA
the SRV’s are spot on !!Tom CUSA
Great system – couldn’t trade without it !!Frank YDavid, Panama
I trade the US Bond Markets exclusively – amazed at the accuracy of the SRV’s !!George SNew York, NY
- May 2017 (1)
- January 2017 (1)
- December 2016 (3)
- September 2016 (2)
- August 2016 (2)
- July 2016 (2)
- June 2016 (5)
- May 2016 (1)
- April 2016 (2)
- March 2016 (1)
- February 2016 (3)
- January 2016 (3)
- December 2015 (1)
- November 2015 (3)
- October 2015 (5)
- September 2015 (5)
- August 2015 (2)
- July 2015 (5)
- May 2015 (1)
- April 2015 (1)
- March 2015 (1)
- January 2015 (1)
- November 2014 (1)
- October 2014 (1)
- August 2014 (1)
- July 2014 (6)
- June 2014 (3)
- May 2014 (5)
- April 2014 (2)
- March 2014 (2)
- February 2014 (2)
- January 2014 (10)
- December 2013 (11)
- November 2013 (20)
- October 2013 (13)
- September 2013 (14)
- August 2013 (10)
- July 2013 (26)
- June 2013 (16)