5 Year Countdown

I was sitting at my kitchen table, enjoying a cup of coffee with my grandfather, when he suddenly said. "You know, there was a time when I believed that I would die long before the fall of civilization, but I am starting to think I may yet live to see it happen."We had been discussing geopolitics and the global war when he made that comment. What he said struck a very deep chord in me that has yet to loosen it's grip. The silence that followed spoke volumes to me and made me realize just how dangerous things actually are in the world.My grandfather lived through the Great Depression, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War and all the other conflicts that have emerged around the world and he never seemed too worried about it. He always believed good would triumph over the bad. His belief had never wavered, until now. The revelation that he no longer believed this made me understand, as clearly as ever, that he could be very right. His loss of faith is a direct result of what he...(Read Full Post)