In every era …

“In every era, cynicism and contempt can lead to lawlessness, and disorder, never to reformation or reconstruction. Revolution and destruction can be spawned by bitterness and a loss of faith, but not progress. When an era has lost its faith, it seeks to find a substitute for faith in charismatic leaders, and political figures come to the fore whose only asset is their appearance, voice, or glamour. The political leader becomes essentially an actor playing an expected role. The commanding person becomes the substitute for a commanding faith.”
R. J. Rushdoony

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