Thursday, February 22, 2007

Chesterton the Prophet

GKChesterton wrote this in 1926:

For the next great heresy in going to be simply an attack on morality; and especially on sexual morality. And it is coming, not from a few Socialists surviving from the Fabian Society, but from the living exultant energy of the rich resolved to enjoy themselves at last, with neither Popery nor Puritanism nor Socialism to hold them back … The madness of tomorrow is not in Moscow, but much more in Manhattan.

One wonders if GKC had heard of the activities of the founder-ette of Planned Parenthood...

HT: Chesterton & Friends


Billiam said...

I think he saw the times, and had the vision to follow the progression to where it would lead.

Amy said...

Yeah, something called "linear thought", which most liberal progressives today do not possess.