What Act of Legislation was there that thou shouldst be Happy?
A little while ago, thou hadst no right to be at all.
Our leisure, even our play, is a matter of serious concern. There is no neutral ground in the universe: every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan.
C.S. Lewis (via joshbishopreads)
The Left’s eschatology necessarily requires forcing humanity into a kitchen blender until everyone is indiscriminately mushed together
You know that ancient man (at his best, of course) was considerably tougher, smarter and more virtuous than modern man. There were ancient failures, of course, but pit the best of the past against the best of the present, and it’s no contest. Give the ancients our present inventions, or force us moderns to operate under ancient conditions, and the ancients would kick our behinds.