Since the early twentieth century, Western society has been in the grip of a culture of repudiation â€“ rejecting one by one the institutions, offices, traditions and achievements of the past, while having often little but sentimental emptiness with which to replace them.
2020, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.
Sure, it’d seem like a utopia ,,, if you tipped your head and squinted or wore blinders so that you didn’t see all the chaos, crime, and race riots. A nation with little or no law enforcement isn’t a nation anymore; it’s just a dystopian anarchy with no real future, which may be what the Left and their Blacks want.
One thing though – while the cartoon describes the whole #DefundThePolice movement as a Far Left political position, it’s now the mainstream position of the Democrats.
Christendom, in this instance exemplified by the Catholic Church but applicable to the whole of the Western World, has or had a phrase, “Tranquillitas Ordinis.” I means “an ordered peace” or “the the peace of all things.” It was coined and defined by St. Augustine, expanded upon by St. Thomas Aquinas, and updated and codified by George Weigel.
Now, of course, the titular leader of the Free World is Obama and his vision of a dynamic, rightly ordered political community differ greatly from anything we in the West have had to deal with before. His paradigm could better be described as “Agitatio Incompositus,” a disordered disturbance.
While Obama’s doctrine of Agitatio Incompositus is seen in everything the boy does, it’s most glaringly obvious in his handling, if it can be called such, the problem of the Muslims and the various atrocities they bring with them wherever the go.
Then, Obama is no son of- or friend to Christianity or of anything that was build of the stones of that faith. His loyalties seem more rooted in the Islam of his forefathers, though even that loyalty seems to be filter through the lens of Black Liberation Theology and the lens of his own pathological narcissism. Hence, it’s not shocking that the boy strives to undo what was created.
Perhaps we in the Civilized World should not so entirely happy and relieved that the “Medieval Christian threat” is quite so under control.
Butterflies and bullets – There’s not much in common between the two in most people’s minds. Most people, however, are quite wrong because butterflies are a lot like bullets. Much like you’ll never hear the bullet that kills you, you’ll never see the butterfly that takes you and/or your carefully crafted predictions and plans out either.
That’s life, folks.
Chaos is life, life is chaos – or a deeper order that we cannot fully perceive. Either way, it’s a deterministic nonlinear system with a sensitive dependency upon far too many and too diverse and separated initial conditions for us to come even close to predicting what will happen with any certainty at all.
It’s basic physics that the law of entropy requires that chaos and dissolution be the natural result of all uncontrolled processes. Most people have some understanding of that fact. What they don’t seem to understand is that the natural laws which govern physics have direct corollaries in almost all other things and systems. That includes entropy.
Change More Often Equates Entropy Than It Does Progress
So when you see or hear people chanting about “change,” “progress,” or “moving forward” into a bright new age, remember that these people are most likely, knowingly or unwittingly, the agents of chaos, dissolution, and destruction. They serve entropy’s purposes, not those of people.