Impotenţa impenitenţei – G. K. Chesterton

The Impotence of Impenitence

„THE EPOCH for which it is almost impossible to find a form of words is our own… Nevertheless, I think that with us the key-word is „inevitability,” or, as I should be inclined to call it, „impenitence.” We are subconsciously dominated in all departments by the notion that there is no turning back, and it is rooted in materialism and the denial of free will.

Take a handful of modern facts and compare them with the corresponding facts a few hundred years ago. Compare the modern Party System with the political factions of the seventeenth century. The difference is that in the older time the party leaders not only really cut off each other’s heads, but (what is much more alarming) really repealed each other’s laws. With us it has become traditional for one party to inherit and leave untouched the acts of the other when made, however bitterly they were attacked in the making.” ~GKC: ‘Eugenics and Other Evils.’

About Marius David

Soțul îngăduit al Nataliei și tatăl nedesăvîrșit al lui Neriah, Naum Lucas și Noah Cristofor
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