Who was the wiseman, and what did he do to save the city (USA)?

The Chicago Tribune article titled King’s Dream Marches on reported: “57 years later, thousands gather to press fight for racial justice amid new flashpoints in US.”

The current news in the Republic of the USA is reporting mainly madness and folly “flashpoints” taking place in the cities. Riots, shootings, bands of looting, unrest, civil disobedience to laws, political divisiveness, etc. etc. Add in the Corona virus and frankly there appears as if fear similar to an invasion by a mighty force is surrounding the cities and creating fears similar as reported in ancient history.

For example, in Chicago, and Illinois, the fear are driving  people to leave the city and State, in a similar manner as when in ancient times, when the news that a city would soon be surrounded by a powerful force,  those who could would flee if they could to avoid being trapped in the city. Perhaps soon to experience the anarchy which would take place of  becoming victims of the force that will enter the city destroy their protectors defending them and then taking their possessions, raping and pillaging their homes, and then ruling over them as master of slaves are controlled to do their bidding and live in fear of beatings of the strong over the weak.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate a wisdom theme to compare the USA present state of affairs being reported in the news.in a series of posts based on verses of the wisdom of King Solomon along with analogies of comparison explanations.

King Solomon

There was a small city with few men. A mighty king came against it, surrounded it, and built large siege ramps against it.

Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembered that poor man. (Ecclesiastes 9:14,15)


Compare the ancient might force fears to the upcoming 2020 election and the “flashpoint” riots taking place. Add fears of the mighty forces being a political party that will become similar to a Socialist form of government coming to power to demand higher taxes and compliance of an elite group making decisions for them instead of a Republic form of government.

Then add the fears of the wealthy leaving Chicago because of fear of walking the streets or having their businesses pillaged by angry mobs being fueled by forces driving them to believe it is their Rights as reparation for racism and the huge division of wealth. driven by of walking the streets and being robbed, shot or beaten by angry mobs wandering about in a city of anarchy without effective police protection.

Add a contagious potentially deadly virus spreading among the besieged population to weigh on the above fears of escaping the city.

What’s My Point?

Anyone who studies the verses of King Solomon will understand two of his most per found verses that nothing is new under the sun and each new generation will forget the wisdom of the past and repeat the same follies.

My point is to relate what I will surmise the wise man did to save the city, and which seems to have been forgotten.

In My Opinion

Once we understand what the wise man did, perhaps we can begin to save our cities and our Republic from the present madness and folly course we are repeating. The same repetition that occurs in each new generation as King Solomon observed 3000 years ago when he wrote his observations of human behaviors.

In My Next Post

I will explore what I surmise the first thing the wise man did to save the city based on a proverb.

If Interested,

Read a source links below of the Chicago Tribune article and a Christian analogy of the Ecclesiastes verses.

You Decide

Is the USA news causing us to fear the results of what we fear is now occurring in the “flashpoints” and may occur after the upcoming 2020 election?

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Source Links

Chicago Tribune – AP -August 29, 2020


Bible hub – Gils Bible Commentary Ecclesiastes 9:14,15