“Cults arise in societies that have lost their way and stumble in the darkness toward any glimmer of sunshine. “When a man stops believing in God he doesn’t then believe in nothing, he believes anything,” Chesterton is paraphrased as saying. “Si Dieu n’existait pas, il faudrait l’inventer,” Voltaire said. Translation: If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him. It’s curious but nevertheless true that people too sophisticated to believe in the teachings of Jesus or Moses have no trouble believing in Xenu or Gaia.”
(Richard Fernandez – PJ Media) When statues are toppled it’s because the topplers are making room for their own monuments. Every revolution is driven not only by the desire to tear down but also to replace the old world with the new….
‘Defunding the police,’ we are now told, does not mean defunding the police, but shifting the money to a new public safety agency, which will almost certainly lead to a politicized if not a political police. Even banning Gone with the Wind is preparatory to more. No political movement ever bans just one book.
That coming new world will be inconceivably different from anything familiar. It has to be in order to be transformative. Reason describes a video of an American woman ripping off posters that Hong Kong protesters posted in the Prince Edward district, saying that “safety is more important than freedom.” That ordering is transformative.
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