The Judgment of Servitude

Servitudeby Glenn Fairman6/4/16
From the 20’s to the late 40’s of the last century, the Western elite’s flirtation with Socialism/Communism was fashionably in vogue, and it took our near extermination by Collectivists and Darwinian pagans to relearn the recitation of every slave’s longing — that holy love of liberty.

How quickly it all falls apart when a sacrificial generation passes its baton to lovers of ease and pleasure — to its very own spoiled children who wax dull and idiotic from a steady diet of self-love and intoxication.

When I was a young believer, I scorned ancient Israel for their fickle waywardness and how they traveled from righteousness to servitude in a generation’s brief span. In truth, we have learned nothing over the millennia. A people rise in virtue and vision while their grandchildren soon pass under the yoke of delusion and bondage.

A land without rigor or restraint stares stupidly at fleeting sunsets as its sacred inheritance slips from unworthy hands. In truth, Man is doomed to his fate of cyclical decay, as the fairy tale becomes a bloody nightmare from which it is impossible to awaken.

Glenn Fairman writes from Highland, Ca.
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16 Responses to The Judgment of Servitude

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    They flirted with all forms of collectivism. Mussolini, after all, made the trains run on time, and was therefore quite acceptable until he invaded Ethiopia. (“You’re the top, you’re Mussolini.” The lyrics were later changed.)

  2. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    Here’s to fairy tales not becoming a bloody nightmare. Funny how it so easily increments to that despite all the “good intentions.”

  3. Timothy Lane says:

    Matt Vespa just put up a short piece at Town Hall which shows that America hasn’t completely gone up the scout. A black kid in West Memphis sold newspapers from a street corner for 5 years, averaging $200/week. He made enough to pay for college (he’s been accepted at Tennessee State). For anyone interested, the link is:

  4. Tom Riehl Tom Riehl says:

    This isn’t about newspaper sales or train schedules, it’s about the dissolution of our nation, itself an idea that was grand, new and empowering, that lasted longer than most. Glenn’s viewpoint is depressing but accurate. I’m sad for my children and their children.

  5. Glenn Fairman says:

    It really pains me to write in this vein. And although I do not claim the gift of prophesy, I believe I see where this is all heading. Peter Hitchens is cursed with this same vision and he too writes with this same pessimistic realism. I think that by nature I am not a dour soul, but I take the writing gift seriously. For two years I held back my hand and retreated into a cesspool of personal pain rather than testify in the Old Testament style of where we are heading. One doesn’t need to be a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows……..

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Speaking of prophesy, Glenn, Dennis Prager noted the other day that “prophesy” generally means speaking the wisdom of God rather than telling the future, although the Bible has some of the latter as well, of course. Just an FYI that I thought you’d find interesting. Not a correction.

      I was immediately attracted to your writing the first time I encountered you. My thought was, “Here is a man who can think and write beyond the cliched talking-points and soundbytes of today.” Yes, it helped that you did so from a traditional, Christian, Western Civilization point of view, but it’s worth thinking about whether one could actually write as you do from that other point of view. I think not. I think the lies of the Left are inherent. Subterfuge and mealy-mouth are inherent.

      Prophets don’t go around saying “Black lives matter” whose only point is to drum of feelings of victimhood and grievance. Prophets don’t run around trying to “save the planet.” If anything, they are trying to save individual souls for the sake of their own special selves. Prophets don’t stump for squishy ideas such as “social justice.” Prophets are direct and clear about what we need to do: Don’t cheat. Don’t steal. Don’t do drugs. Obey the Ten Commandments. Don’t blame whitey. Don’t eat the rich. Men aren’t women and women aren’t men.

      Oh, if the prophets of old had to speak for God today, they might be shocked at what needed to be said. They would surely blush. Or maybe not. Nothing new under the sun, I suppose.

    • John Dempsey says:

      I am delighted that you are back on the scene, Mr. Fairman! You were missed immensely.

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