He saw in 1942 what we'd be in 2015....
Reason will be replaced by Revelation. Instead of Rational Law, objective truths perceptible to any who will undergo the necessary intellectual discipline, Knowledge will degenerate into a riot of subjective visions . . . Whole cosmogonies will be created out of some forgotten personal resentment, complete epics written in private languages, the daubs of schoolchildren ranked above the greatest masterpieces. Idealism will be replaced by Materialism. Life after death will be an eternal dinner party where all the guests are 20 years old . . . Justice will be replaced by Pity as the cardinal human virtue, and all fear of retribution will vanish . . . The New Aristocracy will consist exclusively of hermits, bums and permanent invalids. The Rough Diamond, the Consumptive Whore, the bandit who is good to his mother, the epileptic girl who has a way with animals will be the heroes and heroines of the New Age, when the general, the statesman, and the philosopher have become the butt of every farce and satire.
The recent kerfuffle in Indiana is the latest exemplar of this.
Bottom Line. Reasoned discourse suffers when those seized of absolute certitudes, their loud voices amplified exponentially by the confluence of 24/7 media & high-octane cyberspace combustion, come to dominate discussion in the public square, while the vast majority are bemused spectators.
Letter from the Capitol, LFTC, Conservative Politics