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Has the Bell Begun to Toll for China?

Thasic Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 12:42 AM
"What is it that gives a party its legitimacy, its right to rule? What holds a nation together when its cradle faith, its founding ideology, has been abandoned by both elites and the people? That is China's coming crisis." That sounds like the problem we face in the US. The ruling elites of both partys and at least 51% of the people have lost their way and turned their backs on the Constitution. I wonder which country will collapse first?
Shlomo O'Kelly Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 2:10 AM
My suggetion is to do something that hasn't been done for at least 1600 years, and that is to preach that "Wisdom is the principal thing". To do so will give the people vision, without wich they will perish. So never mind mere religion. Or philosophy, or any other excercise in intellectual or theological futility. (see Jeremiah 2:13 ) Preach the Word, and especially The Book of Proverbs. For if ever there was a society desperately in need of God's wisdom, it is ours.
Shlomo O'Kelly Wrote: Mar 01, 2013 2:04 AM
My suggestion would be to do something that hasn't been done for at least 1600 years, and that is to preach that






























































































My suggestion is to do something that hasn't been done for at least 1600 years, and that is to preach that '''wisdom is the principal thing". To do so will give the people vision, without which they will perish. So never mind mere religion.Or theology. Or philosophy, or some other exercise in intellectual futility.(see Jeremiah 2:13 ) Preach the Word, especially Proverbs. For if ever there was a world sorely in need of God's wisdom, it's ours.




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"Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and convictions wavered," China's new leader, Xi Jinping, told a closed meeting of party elite in Guangdong province.

"Finally all it took was one quiet word from Gorbachev to declare the dissolution of the Soviet Communist Party, and a great party was gone," said Xi, according to notes obtained by The New York Times.

"Everyone is talking about reform, but in fact everyone has a fear of reform," said Chinese historian Ma Jong. "The question is: Can society...