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Sunday, October 22, 2006
 
The more things change
Habakkuk was a minor old testament prophet who lived around 700 b.c.. I had a chance to read a bit of his stuff recently, I was surprised at the similarities between the ancient Chaldeans, their leadership, and what we see today:

For, lo, I raise up, that bitter and hasty nation, that marches through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling-places that are not theirs. They are terrible and dreadful; their judgment and their dignity come only from themselves. Their horses also are swifter than leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves; and their horsemen press proudly on: yea, their horsemen come from far; they fly as an eagle that hasteth to devour. They come all of them for violence; the set of their faces is as the east wind; and they gather captives as the sand. Yea, he scoffeth at kings, and princes are a derision unto him; he derideth every stronghold; for he heapeth up dust, and taketh it. Then shall he sweep by as a wind, and shall pass over, and be guilty, even he---whose might is his god.

If I were an old testament prophet and was trying to describe 21st century US policy and George Bush, I don't think I could do much better than that.
 
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