President Nixon Pinpoints America’s Loss of WillWhy did Meredith quote Nixon? Why did Meredith choose to quote Nixon alluding to the Watergate crisis even though Nixon himself had a lot to do with what happened in those days?
In his very insightful book, The Real War, former President Richard Nixon proves that we have the power but we have lost the intestinal fortitude. We have lost the determination. Mr. Nixon writes, “What America does suffer from is not itself a terminal illness, but rather a sort of creeping paralysis that could become terminal unless treated. Together with our allies in the Western world, we have the capacity to survive, to prosper, to turn back the challenges to our security that are being mounted with increasing force. The question is whether we will use that capacity” (p. 6). ...
Mr. Nixon continues, “America’s failures of will in recent years have been partly the product of weariness after nearly forty years of bearing the burdens of world leadership. They clearly result in part from the traumas of Vietnam and Watergate. But more fundamental—many of those who profess to be the guardians of our ideals have instead become the architects of our retreat” (The Real War, pp. 7-8). ...
Our pride is going to be brought down very low. As President Nixon stated, we are experiencing “a failure of will.” That’s already beginning to happen. (Roderick C. Meredith, Fourteen Signs Announcing Christ's Return, 1994, March 1996 edition, pp. 37-38.)
Furthermore The Real War was published in 1980. Why did Meredith choose to use a book that was written before the fall of the Iron Curtain?
Because he was party imitating what he wrote back in 1984. The highlighted section is the same as the 1996 booklet.
Former U.S. President Richard Nixon, in his book The Real War, was moved to comment, "The United States appears so lost in uncertainty or paralyzed by propriety that it is either unable or unwilling to act." Later in this same book, Mr. Nixon observes: "America's failures of will in recent years have been partly the product of weariness after nearly 40 years of bearing the burdens of world leadership. They clearly result in part from the traumas of Vietnam and Watergate. But more fundamentally, they reflect the failures of America's leadership class. Too many of those who profess to be the guardians of our ideals have instead become the architects of our retreat." (Roderick C. Meredith, Prophecy Reveals Where We're Headed Now!, Plain Truth, March 1984, p. 21.)This post is not about Nixon. It is about Meredith. Why did Meredith choose to trust Nixon to quote him in this way? Shouldn't Meredith be the slightest bit apprehensive about him? If so he did not show it in these writings.