Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Magic Is Over, Says French Diplomat

... and everybody knows what that means.

The U.S. is just another smelly, filthy godless third world toilet. It will never regain what it has lost. Such things are not created as easily as they are destroyed.

“If Christianity goes, the whole of our culture goes. Then you must start painfully again, and you cannot put on a new culture ready made. You must wait for the grass to grow to feed the sheep to give the wool out of which your new coat will be made. You must pass through many centuries of barbarism. We should not live to see the new culture, nor would our great-great-great-grandchildren: and if we did, not one of us would be happy in it.”
- TS Eliot (1888–1965)

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars.”
“From barbarism to civilization requires a century; from civilization to barbarism needs but a day”

"The record of secular cultures shows they are short lived and unlikely to persist long enough to leave a legacy that can be studied by historians."
- Will Durant, (1885-1981), Historian

“Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether he worships his own power or the power of God.”
"The only men who put their faith into man's better nature are those who do not know enough yet about human nature to know better."
- Arthur Toynbee

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
- (KJV 2 Chronicles 7:14)

1 comment:

Chesterton said...

Here's another good one:

“For barbarism is always around civilization, amid it and beneath it, ready to engulf it by arms, or mass migration, or unchecked fertility. Barbarism is like the jungle; it never admits its defeat; it waits patiently for centuries to recover the territory it has lost.” - Will Durant

A Story of Civilization is probably my favorite series of history books. It's a shame crap writers like Howard Zinn are more popular these days.