09 October 2007

Soft Totalitarianism

As society in the modern West becomes more totalitarian, it will be even harder to make meaningful human connections and live a worthwhile life of the spirit. The trends of the age are against it. Modernity rejects the duality of existence: good/evil, right/wrong, male/female, black/white, etc. The egalitarian impulse seeks to eliminate difference, particularism, diversity. In short, it is at war with human nature, with Man himself. The goal of the modern project is the destruction of every form of tradition and community known to Western man. The ties that bind a man to God, a man to a woman, a man to his family, a man to his people, a man to his neighbour -- all of these must be destroyed. Total war has been declared on nature in her every manifestation. In the end there can be no shelter, no refuge, and we will lie exposed and alone beneath the searching lights.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well said.

Gabriela said...

Yes... It might be true... But I don't really want to believe such things. At least not yet. It can't be that bad...

A good Charlie Chaplin film usually makes people feel better. In this case, I would recommend 'modern times'.