A Prognostic musing:

Simone Weil, 1909-1943

Simone Weil, 1909-1943

The insidiousness of political correctness is destroying the West. It is a social construct dooming any and all who bow to it; something Simone understood:

 “The social order is irreducibly that of the prince of this world. Our only duty with regard to the social is to try to limit the evil of it. . . . Something of the social labeled divine; an intoxicating mixture which brings about every sort of license―the devil disguised.”[i]

“Nothing ever said or written goes so far as the devil’s words to Christ in Saint Luke concerning the kingdoms of the world. ‘All this power will I give thee and the glory of it, for that is delivered unto me and to whomsoever I will give it.’ It follows from this that the social is irremediably the domain of the devil. The flesh impels us to say me and the devil impels us to say us; or else to say like the dictators I with a collective signification. And, in conformity with this particular mission, the devil manufactures a false imitation of what is divine, an ersatz divinity.”[ii]

[i] Weil, Gravity and Grace, Copyright © Librarie PLON, first published in Routledge Classics 2002 by Routledge, 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon O14 4 RN, 711 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

[ii] [ii] Weil, Gravity and Grace, Copyright © Librarie PLON, first published in Routledge Classics 2002 by Routledge, 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon O14 4 RN, 711 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

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Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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