That was a very good read.
I found this amazing article posted on Western Voices World News. As a young guy who has had many dealings with the current trash generation, I can confirm much of what it says about human nature and complacency to be true.
Whatever happened to the Age of Anxiety? In the post-war years, intellectuals left and right were constantly telling us — left and right — that we were living in an age of breakdown and decay. The pre-war gee-whiz futurists (who’d taken a few too many trips to the World’s Fair) had told us that in just a few years we’d be commuting to work in flying cars. The Cassandras didn’t really doubt that, but they foresaw that the people flying those cars would have no souls. We’d be men at the End of History, they told us; Last Men devoted only to the pursuit of pleasure — and quite possibly under the thumb of some totalitarian Nanny State that wanted to keep us that way. Where the futurists had seen utopia, the anti-futurists saw only dystopia. And they wrote novels, lots of them, and made films — and even one television show (The Prisoner).
But those days are over now. The market for dystopias has diminished considerably. The sense that something is very, very wrong, and getting worse – (something felt forty, fifty years ago even by ordinary people) has been replaced with a kind of bland, flat affect complacency. Why? Is it because the anxiety went away? Is it because things got better? Of course not. It’s because all those dire predictions came true. (Well, most of them anyway).
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This is the reason why the best years of my life were the worst years. I've been robbed by the powers that be of the life I wanted and would have had. We don't even have the right to move to a separatist commune where we can be among friends and be a community there. So much for freedom of association...
That was a very good read.
A priest who is not a monarchist is not worthy to stand at the altar table. The priest who is a republican is always a man of poor faith. God himself anoints the monarch to be head of the kingdom, while the president is elected by the pride of the people. The king stays in power by implementing God’s commandments, while the president does so by pleasing those who rule. The king brings his faithful subjects to God, while the president takes them away from God.
-Neomartyr Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev, tortured and killed by Bolsheviks on 7th February 1918.
Am I living in a dreamland? ....... My experience, w/ ordinary people ... hardly knowlegeable or aware WNs.... is that a great sense of dystopia and disorder is coming. Unlikely souls are saying things rather unthinkable just a few years back .... obviously people are thinking alot .... soon leaders will emerge saying these things "everybody's thinking but too afraid to broach" .... the appetite for dystopia is great as measured by Hollyweird films and polls about the future from young graduates ...... something big is coming down the pike ...and it ain't good.
I just attended the US Merchant Marine Academy's graduation yesterday am ... and the 22 year old but quite prescient (and courageous!) Valedictorian had some choice and rather startling words about America's future ....the aghast assembled admirals, maritime officials and academy administrators (including Transportation Secy LaHood and keynote speaker/ex-astronaut Mark Kelly (wife in tow) were stunned .. as was I! ....But I don't think the jewess Gabbie Giffords understood what the youth was saying ..(.or anybody else for that matter)
"If the race is good, so is the place." --Ralph Waldo Emerson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3ifRA0Kj-8 [Tavern scene w/ the German girl-captive]