The linked article is excellent, just read it all, and shed a tear for a once great country suffering a long road to death, as my mother suffered the past 10 years. Sadly, I'm nearly certain that the final moments of America will not be peaceful with adoring children at it's side.
My Mom was struck down by a dissection of one of her aortas, which medicine did it's best to repair. She lived, but while miraculous that she lived at all, her remaining life was spent in a nursing home and much less sweet than that which had come before.
America was struck down by leaving God behind and deciding to worship at the alter of human "progress". An idea that darkened Russia and Eastern Europe for 70 years, turned the German nation into an instrument of evil, and killed hundreds of millions of born and unborn over the course of the century in war and "peace" (Satan is always at war with life).
Man was given the gift of fire (technology) to be used in his service while man worked in the service of God. We took that gift and replaced the worship of God with the worship of ourselves, our pleasure, and our feeble technical toys.
The opening paragraph is haunting. The stories are somewhat like looking at the Apollo Moon Rocket or Mount Rushmore. We were once great. We rose up and stood as that "Shining City on a Hill" for a season, but no longer. Now we die, and worse, we die with no meaning. By our own hand in slow suicide. No God, no heroes, no purpose, no creed. Just sad pleasure seekers sorry that no more pleasure could be stolen.
Once we knew who and what to honor on Memorial Day: those who had given all their tomorrows, as was said of the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy, for our todays. But in a world saturated with selfhood, where every death is by definition a death in vain, the notion of sacrifice today provokes puzzlement more often than admiration. We support the troops, of course, but we also believe that war, being hell, can easily touch them with an evil no cause for engagement can wash away. And in any case we are more comfortable supporting them as victims than as warriors.'via Blog this'