The Time Is Now!

The Time Is Now!

The Time Is Now!

The Time Is Now!

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What distinguishes the era of historical transition through which we are passing from other, previous epochs wherein human society was transformed from top to bottom is the fact, pointed out by Dr. Huizinga, that we know ours to be an age of decline and of disintegration. There had been for several years and throughout the world a constantly deepening disquietude and anxiety about the future. The watchmen and the guardians of the things of the spirit -- that is, the dreamers and the poets and the idealists -- had sent up signal after signal of an approaching thunderstorm. So the masses of the peoples too, in the end, gained the disturbing impression that something had gone seriously wrong. From time to time we all had that sinking feeling, a feeling that our civilization was sinking.

Now, this gloomy presentiment of disaster did not come to torment us solely in the empty hours of the night when the flame of life burns low, when courage sinks with the deepening of shadows, and the field of our observation becomes peopled with all sorts of fantastic images. No; when we sensed that grave and far-reaching events were bearing down upon us and that a new historical cataclysm might be lying around the next bend in the road, this feeling rested on sober judgment and on observation. The facts stared us in the face. And they still do, for that matter.

Today we see that the pillars of society have begun to tremble, that the foundations of truth and humanity, reason and justice, which we thought enduring and of . . .

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