Monday, January 19, 2015

That rattling noise in the engine of Western Civilization

David Solway has taken a long, unflinching look at the times in which we live, and makes some trenchant comments on the Great Unraveling. A sample:
[A] people that lives in a collective state of denial of the obvious, or of what with a little study and dispassionate research would soon become obvious, is a people without a sustainable future. As SF writer Philip K. Dick said, in a speech aptly titled “How to Build a Universe that Doesn’t Fall Apart in Two Days,” later published in his masterful I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon, “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.”


rinardman said...

FWIW, here's my take: “Reality is that which, when you stop making it up, doesn’t go away.”

Yes, liberals, that is aimed squarely at you.

Gregoryno6 said...

The problem is less with the people and more with their governments, who are either temperamentally inclined in favour of the problem (Washington) or, for reasons nobody can quite fathom, are too timid to speak up (Canberra).