Ref : Mark Levin quoting Richard M. Weaver from his book– Ideas Have Consequences.
Period referenced: 1948. Weaver said, “Surely we are justified in saying of our time: If you seek the monument to our folly, look about you.” He condemned what he rightly saw as the rejection of older truths and faith, resulting in unimaginable inhumanity. “In our day,” Weaver explained, “we have seen cities obliterated and ancient faiths stricken. We may well ask, in the words of Matthew, whether we are not faced with ‘great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world.’ We have for many years moved with a brash confidence that man had achieved a position of independence that rendered the ancient restraints needless. Now, in the first half of the twentieth century, at the height of modern progress, we behold unprecedented outbreaks of hatred and violence; we have seen whole nations desolated by war and turned into penal camps by their conquerors; *We find half of mankind looking upon the other half as criminal. (*Sound familiar?… It should ) Everywhere appears symptoms of mass psychosis, most portentous of all, there appear diverging basis of values, so that are single planetary globe is mocked by worlds of different understanding. These signs of disintegration arouse fear, and fear leads to desperate unilateral efforts towards survival ( Joe B. and Barack tactics) which only forward the process.”
Weaver explained that religion begins to assume an ambiguous dignity, and the question of whether it can endure at all in a world of rationalism and science has to be faced.” Born is the “anomaly of a ‘humanized’ religion.” Indeed, mankind was now to be defined by his surroundings and, in particular materialism– the foundational principle behind Marxism, also known as “material historicism.” “Materialism loomed … on the horizon, for it was implicit in what had already been framed.
Thus it soon became imperative to explain man by his environment … If man came into the century trailing clouds of transcendental glory, he was now accounted for in a way that would satisfy the positivist.” , That is, by those intellectuals who reject eternal truth and experience through the ages for the social engineering by supposed experts and their administrative state– which claim to use data, science, and empiricism to analyze, manage, and control society.
Comments by Frankie: All we have to do friends is watch the news for a little while, and we can see the parallels between today’s media and news and the awareness ( through their books) of certain men back in the early 1900s and even before that. Our recent administrations are not the beginnings of the “new world order”, globalism, CRT, CANCEL CULTURE, etc. This spirit of lawlessness and division has been working really since the beginning of creation, with : The fall of man and the ongoing struggle between God and Satan, between between good and evil.
This foul, evil, rebellious, destructive, Anti-God “Spirit” that has been in the world since the beginning, can be seen in its culmination in modern-day events, called “The End Times.” All for now, Frankie The Earthman.