Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Living the Prophecy

Orson Scott Card's latest column convinced me to read a speech Alexander Solzhenitsyn gave at Harvard in which he gives a very pointed criticism of the West. He is spot on...and he gave this speech in 1978.
But the fight for our planet, physical and spiritual, a fight of cosmic proportions, is not a vague matter of the future; it has already started. The forces of Evil have begun their decisive offensive, you can feel their pressure, and yet your screens and publications are full of prescribed smiles and raised glasses. What is the joy about?
The joy is because we have abolished Evil by denying its existence. We are, in essence, celebrants at the Masque of the Red Death.

Anyway, read it. Incredible stuff.

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