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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

American Prosperity

You never know who or what is going to cross your path at any given time - a visit, a phone call, a chance encounter, a letter, etc. With each one comes a definitive purpose. For me today, it was an email message - a message that touches the heartstrings of Awakenings but resonates of a ghostly presence from the past.

Just looking at the video picture below exposes its nature in the form of a cartoon. Ah-h-h! Not a cartoon of today but one from the year 1948. You might ask yourself, "What can a cartoon of 1948 possibly have to do with today?" It has often been said that history repeats itself. Is it history that repeats itself or is it innate for man to constantly repeat events of history? With each repetition, what has been learned that changes events before recurring yet another time? Sounds like someone stuck in the mud and their wheels going round and round, doesn't it? OOPS! I have digressed a bit so let's get back to the cartoon and its message. . .

With every message will come various interpretations. As you view the cartoon, keep in mind that it was created in 1948 but also notice the date of its initial upload to YouTube: Sunday, September 20, 2009. When you finish watching the cartoon, take a few moments and read some of the comments posted as a result of its first viewings. Then, think about the events, changes and proposed changes in the years since.

Consider this question before you begin to watch the cartoon: What is the secret of American Prosperity? See if your prediction is the same as the message at the end.

How did you do? Did you make an accurate prediction?
What are your feelings on its message?