Pen as Sword - Social Commentary

SEPTEMBER 1, 1939 – W.H. Auden

W. H. Auden

Martin Luther’s ideas ultimately drove a whole culture mad, until a child growing up in LinzAdolf Hitler–inherited a fundamental worldview (an “imago,” in Jungian jargon) that turned him into a “psychopathic god.”  What Occurred at Linz: A Memoir of Forgetting”. Hitler’s hometown has disowned its most infamous son.

If folks refuse to learn from the past, refuse to even acknowledge the past, the real past, replacing it with “social Studies”, then they, and we, are truly doomed to repeat it, in all its sordid misery. When God is torn from the heart of a nation, like Canada, then He is replaced by the “psychopathic god” of self.

And we have our very own, made in Ottawa, holocaust of the very young and the very old, and eventually even the moderately inconvenient as we now see in Iceland and Belgium. “But who can live for long In an euphoric dream;” Oh brother wither goest thou?

Cheers

Joe

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,. Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time;. And all our yesterdays have lighted fools. The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!

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