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The Idea Of John Winthrop Proven Wrong That American Is Not A City On Hill.

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Very often there are people who have keen insight in the future; although, many become unrealistic such as John Winthrop, who felt that "We will be a city upon a hill." When focusing on the condition of world in areas of finance, education, religion and safety we can clearly see that the prediction of John Winthrop was not fulfill as we are living without security and the future looks gloomy.We need to talk into consideration that Winthrop's dream was fulfilled for a period of time. He relied on God to rectify the problems that existed in the seventeenth century. However, the issue at hand focus around whether his predictions apply today's world? Let's consider his philosophy he stated, "For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. Soe that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world." (Winthrop 1) This indicates that he relied on God to solve problems. However, we want to consider the conditions of the world today in the area of safety. Today, we are living in a free World but with many limitations that are created by the evil humans' deed.Recently New Yorkers experienced a major tragedy from terrors attack on the World Trade Centers. This incident caused millions to feel insecure and live in fear. Many lost their love ones and some of the people who were in the twin towers during the tragedy still have not been found. Thousands of people who witness the tragic seen become physiologically depress and also ill due to the toxic fume. This certainly does not describe a city that is upon a hill. It is proven. The facts show that there were 2,948 people killed and twenty-four people missing. (September 11, 2001 Victims 1) However; there are other negative situations that prove that we're not "A City upon a Hill".For instance, a few years ago the stock market went down considerable and as a result millions of dollars were lost. Many investors lost their life time savings and large companies went bankrupt including those who once showed considerably large profit. In fact, a fund manager Suzie Kemp states in an article from the web, "The effects of the terrorist attack in the US have been to push the economy over the brink of recession. From an investment point of view, we had been anticipating economic recession in the US for some time and felt that the valuation of these growth and cyclical stocks were not discounting slowing growth in the US, which is why we had focused on more defensive areas". (World Stock Markets, Sep.11 1) Many financial authorities claim that the stock market crash was a disaster and reminded one of the big crashes in stock markets history. Large investment companies such as Vanguard, Fidelity and Janis experienced disastrous decrease in the profit while companies such as A&T dropped more than 30%. In light of the above we can hardly...

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