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Monday, November 15, 2004

Civilization: 1 - Democratic Party: 0 


Just how does the "Democratic Party" lose? May this illuminate:

"At certain epochs, man has felt conscious of something about himself - body and spirit - which was outside the day-to-day struggle for existence and the night-to-night struggle with fear; and he has felt the need to develop these qualities of thought and feeling so that they might approach as nearly as possible to an ideal of perfection - reason, justice, physical beauty, all of them in equilibrium. He has managed to satisfy this need in various ways - through myths, through dance and song, through systems of philosophy and through the order that he has imposed upon the visible world...

"Civilisation requires a modicum of material prosperity - enough to provide a little leisure. But, far more, it requires confidence - confidence in the society in which one lives, belief in its philosophy, belief in its laws, and confidence in one's own mental powers... Vigour, energy, vitality: all the great civilisations - or civilising epochs - have had a weight of energy behind them. People sometimes think that civilisation consists in fine sensibilities and good conversation and all that. These can be among the agreeable results of civilisation, but they are not what make a civilisation, and a society can have these amenities and yet be dead and rigid." - Kenneth Clark in Civilisation

'What is really lost when a civilisation wearies and grows small is confidence, a confidence built on the order and balance that leisure makes possible...' Now, I ask you, what of leisure have you seen where the Taliban or the erstwhile Soviet Union have held sway? What confidence have you seen there expressed, where elitist man-made, man-centered Totalitarian Political Ideology seeks the overthrow of the existing establishment by any means and especially by sowing anarchy and then, by the sword, 'restoring order'?

What confidence in one's society, philosophy and laws is there where one is in a constant rant about class warfare and revolution, screaming "Power to the People!"; while corrupting, pointing in condemnation to others, charging them with the very corruption of which one oneself is guilty? Thus so does the Left, and the Talibanisationists; the Islamists and the Communists.

While pretending and promoting the patently false notion that Man, once freed from oppression, will naturally rise to ever greater heights, the Dialectical Materialism of the Marxist-Leninists - those in control of the Left - in fact do seek by such corruption to ruin that society into which it slinks, seeking to catch the rotten fruit for itself as it drops from the tree. While urging you to suppose, as do others, that as Man is, God once was and, as God is, so Man shall become, the Totalitarian Political Idealogue maneuvers to enslave you. From such foolish misleading rubbish reasonable men turn away as noisome, reeking of the foul stink of death. No wonder such movements drain away life, kill civilization, and men. Oh, and lose elections.

What sort of future would you have for you and yours?






The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar;
it shall never go out. - Leviticus 6.13

"But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You're gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody." - Bob Dylan


posted by jp  # 17:28
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