We are at a particularly chaotic period in our American politics and in the politics of the world. Our time offers a further illustration of Yeats’ words: “The worst are full of passionate intensity.” Political creativity is seen by far too many as an exercise in uncontrolled emotion. With that all-consuming passion, such things as reasoned discussion, constitutional traditions, and civility are useless burdens. History, tradition, civilizational norms of every sort, language — all are heated up until they dissolve into plasma. Human beings who dare to object or criticize are subject to the same treatment.
Sunday, July 03, 2022
Lest we forget …
… The Divine Importance of Preserving Freedom - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics.