Conundrum – Are Asian Cultures and Political Leaders Wiser than USA Politicians in Congress?

The Chicago Tribune contains a number an article which contains clues to this conundrum. 

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient wisdom proverbs and idioms in a series of posts with examples as Clues because Asian Wisdom and Culture Political leadership made fools of the USA leaders within four decades of time for interested readers to decide if our political leaders became fools.

King Solomon

A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. (Proverb 10:1)

Idiom – There’s no fool like an old fool.


An older person who makes foolish decisions is especially at fault, as experience should have taught them not to do such things.

Foolish behaviour of an older person seems especially foolish as they are expected to think and act more sensibly than a younger one.

What’s My Point?

The above cartoon is the main clue to this conundrum if discerned philosophically, culturally, and educationally.

The cartoon illustrates how impossible a task it is for a young immature brain to understand the wisdom of the wise or foolish choices of an older people trying to explain the wisdom they gathered in their lifetime.

Which sadly, is now evident in the clues, examples, and explanations that will be provided in this series of posts for interested readers to discern and decide the answer to this conundrum

In My Opinion

King Solomon proverbs written 3000 years ago can be related to both practical and Spiritual Wisdom and many proverbs are based on cultural ancient beliefs and comparisons.

When we relate the above proverb to the ancient comparisons of a Father and Mother as we relate to Wisdom and the Earth, a Father in ancient cultural beliefs was compared as aa Wise leader manager. A Mother was compared. To the Earth or the means of nourishment of the assets needed for family living and survival.

For example, a father’s seed implanted in Earth if managed wisely, will grow plants to nourish the family.

In our contemporary times, we may laugh at this example as a simpleton belief, it is however a simple science of nature.

If we relate that in Asian cultures teach and promote respect for wisdom gathered by experience and teachings of Ancient Wisdom in their cultures. Asian cultures practice and make use of patience, fortitude, and   long-range planning in their negotiations obtained by leaders with lifelong actual background life experiences.

Whereas in the USA government leaders in our contemporty times arm mainly gathered in law or social studies instead of industrial, Engineering, Financial, Scientific, or educational backgrounds experience.

Add that in the past forty years, our political leaders believed the USA would benefit more with globalism and outsourcing assets of accumulated partially tax funded Engineering and Manufacturing Skills of Industry to sources 8000 miles away.

While at the same time wiser China negotiators put into practice a long-range plan to become industrialized instead of a service industry.

In other words, our father (political leaders) made foolish decisions to negotiate our mother (Earth assets) to other Nations, if we relate what occurred to antient wisdom beliefs.

To provide examples of how Asian Leaders, in less than four decades, managed to become a major industrial power in the world. While at the same time, the USA leadership has incurred a National Debt of thirty trillion dollars, and transferred major domestic funded Engineer along with industrial assets to a grouping of twenty percent of owners to have managed to acquire percent of the world’s tangible assets.

In My Next Post

I will relate the news article titled: Chipmaker Intel set to build 20 billion Dollar Plan in Ohio, provides the first major clue example of USA folly of USA our sad Father (Government Leaders) leaders that caused grief in our mothers (USA Nation)

If Interested

Read the articles in the Source Links below for additional clues

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Chicago Tribune – AP January 22, 2022

Manufacturing News – Oct 6, 2010


Feature Image Chicago Tribune

Religious Meanings of Proverb 10:1