Today’s ceaseless crises, i.e., date rape, global warming, environmental destruction, racial conflict is all charade for acquiring and exercising political power. It is nothing more.

Georges Bernanos
1888 – 1948

Regarding such untruth, Bernanos, a writer and polemicist warned: “the charade will go on until, on the other side of death, that first glance from the Judge will make it all fly into smithereens.” [i] His message is clear, reform while there is still time, for as the ancients understood so very well, “…when the body is wrecked with the mighty strength of time, and the frame has succumbed with blunted strength, the intellect limps, the tongue babbles, the intelligence totters, all is wanting and fails at the same time.” [ii]

 

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In that regard, I ask, “What then?”


[i] (2011-10-20). Bernanos (Communio Books) (Kindle Locations 5270-5271). Ignatius Press. Kindle Edition.

[ii] Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, with English translation by W. H. D. Rouse, revised by Martin Ferguson Smith, Copyright © 1975, 1992 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College, Loeb Classical Library (LCL 181), Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts; London England, Page 223.

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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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