I am filled with ennui this evening viewing your post about the Krim children and their evil nanny. We live in a nation gone mad. Consider:
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In a sane country, Mark Steyn and John Derbyshire would be on the left of the political spectrum.
In a sane country, Mitt Romney would be on the extreme left of the political spectrum.
Any sane, normal restriction on the franchise (women, children, criminals and the dependent) would doom the Democratic Party from ever winning an election.
We would not have imported a violent, low IQ, marginally employable underclass of racial minorities when we already have a native underclass that is also violent, stupid, and unemployable.
The demonic would not receive recognition as a public holiday
We would condemn the murder of beautiful young women by savages and treat the nations that approved of such evil as pariahs
We would actually use the word evil.
If we found in our midst a community that gave aid and comfort to those who attempted murder purely for amusement, we would round up that community and at a minimum throw them all in prison.
If we weren’t a Christian society we would simply kill them all and spare no one.
We have neither the faith of our Christian fathers nor the courage of pagan ancestors. We are a mad, soft, weak, self-destructive nation. The barbarians are without storming the gate. Within, they spit on the ashes of our fathers, and tear down the temples to make room for shopping malls.
I apologize for my dolorous tone, but I believe that only the traditionalists at VFR understand how dire our circumstances are, and I am hoping someone at VFR can point me to a break in the clouds.
Dolorous and realistic.
Beth M. writes:
To Chris K.: Anything that can’t continue, won’t continue. The current form of government is simply unaffordable, and will be collapsing within a few years. There will be years of extreme hardship and violence during a very nasty transitional period, and during this transitional period, China or Russia may try to take advantage of our distress, but in the end things will probably be a lot better. Life will definitely be different. We live at the end of an era. Try not to despair.
Catherine H. writes:
I could not resist replying to Chris K. I assume he is a Christian, as most traditionalists here are. In that case, perhaps he would find some comfort in realizing that we as individuals are not responsible for the state of our world. I do not mean that we shouldn’t care, just that we should not become so absorbed in earthly matters that despair overwhelms us, as it must a traditionalist at almost any time. There have been very few cultures where a committed traditionalist could relax and think with satisfaction on the state of his society or culture. Our Lord told us, “The poor you will always have with you,” and though he did not say it, we will always have liberals with us, too—for liberalism is the political incarnation of Original Sin.
All that is truly required of us (and it is no light burden, though it is easier than taking a whole nation’s troubles on our shoulders) is to act virtuously in the immediate sphere given us: our marriages, our families, and (to the extent that they exist) our communities. A virtuous life is the one thing required of us at all times, in prosperity or in collapse, and the one thing that will lead us eventually to true peace.
In the meantime, no thinking person can help but sorrow over the state of our country. But as Our Lord promised, “Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted,” and “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
Robert P. writes:
Chris K wrote:
If we found in our midst a community that gave aid and comfort to those who attempted murder purely for amusement, we would round up that community and at a minimum throw them all in prison. If we weren’t a Christian society we would simply kill them all and spare no one.
I contend that if we truly were a Christian society that we would “simply kill them all and spare no one,” as they are our enemies.
The Lord is as a man of war, Almighty is his name. (Exodus 15:3 Douay-Rheims Bible.)
Henry S. writes:
One of the reasons I read your blog is the quality of the commenters. I completely identify with Chris K.’s “ennui.” I feel defeated sometimes and I only go on because I must—I have a family. But I do feel that every day we sane core Americans fight a Hurricane Sandy of decay, lies, and deceit. The difference between the physical hurricane and the metaphorical one, is that the latter does not end! I especially thought that this by Chris K., “We have neither the faith of our Christian fathers nor the courage of our pagan ancestors,” deserves to be preserved in a compendium of wise aphorisms. It is true: pagans may have been in error, but they had some signal virtues. We have none. We have many fine individuals, but as a people, we are degraded.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 01, 2012 08:55 AM | Send