Donald Hank
There's no future in history
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By Donald Hank
December 21, 2010

The people behind the progressive agenda (at least the homosexual aspect of it) believe science supports homosexual behavior, proposing, for example, the existence of a 'gay' gene. After years of fruitless research, they were ultimately forced to admit that no such gene exists.

But science is not the only discipline they marshal to their support.

One of the congressmen who voted for the repeal of "don't ask don't tell" said those who voted his way were voting on the "side of history." In other words, they believe that past history, where marriage was exclusively defined as being between a man and a woman, is tending toward a brave new world where that old definition will be scrapped definitively.

Of course, the same Far Left that wants to sell this snake oil is simultaneously importing millions of Muslims into the West — people who will never accept the gay agenda and who, if we can believe what they say, will go thru the rest of history persecuting homosexuals.

This idea that history foreordains "progressive" ideas is what the Bolsheviks believed and taught when they set about destroying Russia with their ill-starred revolution.

Starting with the chiliastic socialists in the 12th Century, Leftists have always believed they know how history will turn out and that the predicted happy ending is in line with their ideology — not because history is actually headed in that direction, but because they wish it were and wishing is tantamount to fact.

It always fails but that makes no difference at all to them. Far Leftists are religious fundamentalists. You know: Marx said it, I believe it and that settles it. They have never gone an iota beyond that line of thinking in all of these years of skating from failure to failure. The bigger the failure, the more steadfastly they cling to their creed.

They are, for example, relying on this reverse reading of history to prove that the world is predestined to live under supranational governments, paramount of which is the EU, a dictatorship that is starting to show cracks as the euro zone crumbles.

Global warming is another of their failed theories. But never mind, they can just point to the kind of weird weather patterns mankind has been experiencing for millennia and cry: "Climate change! We're all going to die unless you stop driving cars and pay carbon taxes."

One of the most important jobs we have in educating people is to remind them that history is the sum total of recordings of the past and does not include the future. Folks, let's teach our children that we can't predict or steer the future and that history is whatever God wants it to be.

It seems absurd to have to say so, but that is exactly what Americans need to learn now before it is too late.

Past history is on our side, proving common sense conservatives right time and time again.

And future history? There's no such thing. But when it comes, it will prove us right again.

Further reading:

http://www.philosophyseminar.com/texts/lectures/lecture-transcripts/141-the-structure-of-the-revolutionary-mind.html

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Donald Hank

Until July of 2009, Don Hank was operating a technical translation agency out of his home in Wrightsville, PA. He is now retired and residing in Panama with his wife and daughter.

A former language teacher, he holds an undergraduate degree in French and German from Millersville State University (PA), a Master's degree in Russian language and literature from Kutztown State College (also in PA), has studied Chinese for 3 years in Taiwan at the Mandarin Training Center, and is self-taught in other languages, having logged a total of 8 years abroad in total immersion situations.

He is also the founder of Lancaster-York Non-Custodial Parents, a volunteer organization that provides Christian counseling for non-custodial parents.

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