Thursday, December 21, 2017

Yeats on Today

Another one right across home plate from Crisis.

After demonstrating that the War on Christmas is alive and well--and not a fiction invented by O'Reilly to make money--the author quotes one of Yeats' more chilling verses:

We live on the threshold of an age that savors pushing Christianity and its real heritage out of North American public life and culture. Yeats foresaw it 98 years ago: 

“The blood-dimmed tide is loosed and everywhere
the ceremony of innocence is drowned
the best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity
and what rough beast … slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?”

That rough beast has already been born and we are in danger of its appetite right here, right now.

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