A Letter from Charles to Gregory
In my e-mail:
This is an interesting article as it deals with what is happening today in the historical context of it happening before.
It seems that it dovetails with your outlook, hope it is somehow useful.
There are so few with whom I might interact that seem to fully grasp the world events of today and understand their portent. Would I have thought many years ago I might associate with someone appreciably learned enough for enjoyable discourse, and it would be my very own Brother?
From the article you linked me to.
Thucydides made this claim for his book:
It will be enough for me… if these words of mine are judged useful by those who want to understand clearly the events which happened in the past and which (human nature being what it is) will, at some time or other and in much the same ways, be repeated in the future. My work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the taste of an immediate public, but was done to last forever.
From the Acknowledgement in my 2015 book, “I Saw it Coming”
For the freedoms and joys that my life has enjoyed being born American – and the innate responsibility to preserve our great nation. And to the wonderful woman who vowed to share my life and gifted me with a beautiful daughter.
In all sincerity, this was compiled and published for me – not really anyone else, presently. But as is true in the study of all History, many years will pass before a dusty tome is found on a shelf somewhere – it is read and absorbed, with the reader deciding, “Someone saw what was coming. Someone looked at History and saw that what happens before, happens again.”
While not enough minds may have acted to forestall the calamities put upon humankind by its own hand, at least a few will know that it was foreseen.
Perhaps, at some future time, when humanity either is saved or must rebuild after its own annihilation, some will discover the mundane truth that the study of History foretells the future.
I don’t consider myself legendary by any means. I, like others, have taken it upon myself to say, “I think I’m going to write this down”. I am not a great mind or a great leader; but instead a messenger, like the Historians of the past. Nowhere near the heroic, Pheidippides, shouting “Nike!” (Victory!) while establishing the distance of today’s Olympic marathon, carrying the news of the Greek victory over the Persians at Marathon, just before he dropped and died.
No, I enjoy a great deal of non-notoriety. Thereby, when the Left becomes too powerful and fully commands the existence of History as they see fit – burning manuscripts and treatises of the truly giant minds of History, my thought might be preserved.
Being virtually unknown my writings just might survive and allow future generations see how a common man can borrow from the simple wisdom of his ancestors and fore-bearers.