17 July 2010

Weekend Viewing: Echos from the Last Great Depression

An uncanny echo from times gone by...

Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator, October 1940

Mohandas K. Gandhi, The Power of Civil Disobedience and Non-Violence

Adolf Hitler, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, 1933-1938

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12
Beware the will to power, for madness has no master. We become what we hate, what we have sworn to destroy, and take up its methods, and serve it faithfully on this earth, thinking we are serving ourselves, forswearing all others, in defiance and expediency even God, to our own inevitable destruction. The beast prospers none, consuming all.
"Having fallen from the eternal, the Evil One's desires are endless, insatiable. Having fallen from pure Being, he is driven by the desire to possess, to fill his emptiness. But the problem is insoluble, always. He is compelled to have and to hold, to possess and consume, and nothing else. All he takes, he destroys." Denis de Rougemont