The Age of Unenlightenment

The dark ages are not a time in past history, but cycles of history – times when reason loses ground to superstition and radical beliefs that displace reason and logic.  If the ages of Aristotle and Seneca can give way to Attila and Genghis Khan then the writings of Jefferson, Franklin, Payne and Lincoln can give way to extremists and irrationalists.  Appealing to the uninformed and ignorant, to those who need a savior and who grasp at simulated straws, the dark shadows or real motives win over the thoughts of those who know that all people are linked in history no matter their social and financial standing. In it all, it becomes too late to realize that the price paid for superiority and domination destroys not only people but a nation.