The Bondage of Cultural Illiteracy

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A quote from Fr. George Rutler:
"In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell warned with chilling foresight of a dystopia in which records of the past would be destroyed or falsified, monuments of culture would be pulled down, and “Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

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“Cultural literacy can liberate from humbug, and there is a lot of that in selective indignation. Those who read enough may learn that self-conscious progressivism is often pompously regressive.”

There are three kinds of “protesters” today. One is the kind described above by Fr. Rutler. They are the bulk of people who you see in videos of protests, and they are young adults 18 - 25.

Two, are the legacy protesters from a bygone era (60’s - 80’s) who, like the young adults, don’t understand or won’t acknowledge the problems with today’s protests.

Then there are the orchestrators of the protests and the ensuing chaos. This is where the problem lies. Their intentions are malicious. They are not at all aligned with the other two groups who generally have their heart in the right place. The organizations use the first two groups to carry out the work of the destruction of Western Judeo-Christian civilization. It’s been going on for decades, but now with the internet and young people being more gullible than ever, things are really picking up.

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