If you bury your head in secular and religious ideologies and accept all the mainstream media regurgitation of political garbage, you will end up suffocating on the very things that the Founding Fathers of America warned us would come to pass if we remained stagnant in the cesspool of misinterpretation and misunderstandings.
But we should not really worry about the past. It has been said a thousand different ways that history repeats itself. Many realize why, and many more refuse to acknowledge: because we refuse to learn from past mistakes. Sex, violence and greed have brought the world to its knees. As long as someone can make a dollar off of any of the aforementioned aberrations of the soul, the world will continue to slowly decay with moral and ethical cancers. We should look to the future and become one as a "race." There is only one race. The human race. The more we focus on technology and ignore humanity, the more we sink into the quicksands of mortal devastation. The end of the human race.