Friday, 14 April 2017
After the Renaissance came Savonarola.
After the Enlightenment came Fundamentalism.
After the Roaring '20s came Fascism.
After the 1960s sexual revolution came Reagan and Thatcher.
After Multiculturalism came racism.
After Clinton and Blair came 9/11.
After Obama comes Trump.
It would seem that whenever progress is made towards greater freedom and tolerance there follows a backlash of fear and violence.
This is a pattern that can be seen throughout history.
It happened with Christianity.
It happened with the Reformation.
It is happening still.
The good news is that it is always 2 steps forward and 1 step back.
With the coming of the New Paradigm we can expect a backlash.
But the key is fear.
If we can allay people's fears we may be able to avoid violence.
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