The other day, I saw PBS news on TV, which is what every American is raised to like. Through shots of architecture and dispassionate voices the image was of a great civilization and its vigorous men in their professional prime. Fox News is a bunch of nervous people wondering what they can get away with saying. It’s more accurate, but, it’s an acquired taste.
Most thoughtful people, when they hear liberté, egalité, fraternité, hear Satan whispering in time terror, confiscation, death. But they think that it will be at acceptable levels and they will end up better off than their enemies.
Progress ends when enough people find it within themselves to say get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.