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Malcolm Muggeridge: “Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself”

29 April 2016

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“So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over–a weary, battered old brontosaurus–and became extinct.”
-Malcolm Muggeridge

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 29 April 2016 2:15 pm

    Reblogged this on necltr.

  2. 29 April 2016 2:17 pm

    Profound thought very well said for a time and place such as this.

  3. 29 April 2016 3:25 pm

    Reblogged this on Selah Ministries.

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