Moral cowardice is fear of upholding the good because it is good, and fear of opposing the evil because it is evil. Ayn Rand
Congratulations to Great Britain on reclaiming its future, moving away from the spirit of collectivism, and taking its place as an ally of the US at the international table.
This shines a bright light on the moral and cultural chaos that is Europe and leaves Merkel to her own consequences, no longer to be shared by GBers.
It is out of the independence of many nations, preserving their unique identities and peculiar institutions as well as responsibilities, that we have the greater hope for human flourishing. Centralized planning always picks winners and losers, necessarily discriminates against certain classes of people and advantages others.
Some see the nation state as the old order that must necessarily vanish in this age of globalization. It is accused of being narrow, even racist, and dominated by self-interest. FA Hayek has certainly pointed out that independent and free peoples in markets and states are our best chance of prosperity. The diminution of bordered states erases the necessary competitiveness that stokes the creative impulse of self-reliance.
In a dark time Bexit sends a signal that chaos and a descent into passivity before the great challenges of our times is not the final word.
This is a good day for FREEDOM.
We had fed the heart on fantasies,
The heart’s grown brutal from the fare;
More substance in our enmities
Than in our love.
It is an abuse to confess any kind of sin, mortal or venial, without a will to be delivered from it, since confession was instituted for no other end.
Francois de Sales
Justin Taylor at The Gospel Coalition has posted this 16 minute film featuring several of the famed fundamentalists of the 1940s and 50s, men whose names I grew up hearing. A very interesting moment of introduction to these men and their style of communication, calmer, I am sure, than what it might have been in a more pulpit type moment.
Here is the video.
In a world of light and love, of song and feast and dance, Lucifer could find nothing to think of more interesting than his own prestige. CS Lewis