Why is Western Civilization Going to Hell?

“Stem flow of migrants to EU or risk fate of the Roman empire”

That was the Friday, Nov. 27th headline from no less an establishment newspaper than the “Financial Times,” the world’s business newspaper.

I have been amazed at how financial and foreign policy makers continue conducting the same policies over and over again and expect different results. Doing so has been defined as “insanity.” But the folks at the Council on Foreign Relations and other elite think tanks are brilliant intellectuals. So why do they continue to print money when it obviously destroys capitalism and the prosperity and fairness of that system? Why do they advocate continuing to bomb and destroy one Middle Eastern country after another and expect to gain peace when all the evidence points to a less safer world with every bomb that the U.S. and NATO drop?

There must be something that doesn’t meet the eye to explain why such insane policies persist. Perhaps, given the traditional Judeo Christian building blocks upon which the West was constructed, but which have over the past century been gradually torn down, we might do well, starting on a personal level, to revisit those traditional values. If nothing else, we may be able to gain some peace and happiness in our own lives and perhaps in a small way, impact those around us positively. That was a thought I had this morning as I read over this beautiful psalm which I have chosen to share with you.

Psalm 19

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
2 But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

About Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor is editor of J Taylor's Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks newsletter. His interest in the role gold has played in U.S. monetary history led him to research gold and into analyzing and investing in junior gold shares. Currently he also hosts his own one-hour weekly radio show Turning Hard Times Into Good Times,” which features high profile guests who discuss leading economic issues of our day. The show also discusses investment opportunities primarily in the precious metals mining sector. He has been a guest on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg and BNN and many mining conferences.