Tuesday, November 23, 2004

From blog member Lee Penn
From his mass e-mails:

Of mice, men and in between
Welcome to the island of Dr Moreau

Hi, I’m a mog - half-man, half-dog. I’m my own best friend!
- John Candy, Spaceballs

LP: Read the whole story, carefully. This is the fruit of our "advanced" society. It's beyond Brave New World.

After reading this story, re-read C.S. Lewis' That Hideous Strength ... and reflect that we all live in Belbury now, and the N.I.C.E. are in charge. And re-read The Lord of the Rings, and recall who was interbreeding Orcs and Men. To see the meaning of this in non-fiction terms, re-read C.S. Lewis' Abolition of Man.

In his last published essay, "We Have No 'Right to Happiness'," C.S. Lewis concluded:

"Though the 'right to happiness' is chiefly claimed for the sexual impulse, it seems to me impossible that the matter should stay there. The fatal principle, once allowed in that department, must sooner or later seep through our whole lives. We thus advance toward a state of society in which not only each man but every impulse in man claims carte blanche. And then, though our technological skill may help us survive a little longer, our civilization will have died at heart and will - one dare not even add the word 'unfortunately' -- be swept away."
He wrote this in 1963, and this prophecy is being fulfilled in our hearing.

Kyrie eleison. [End.]

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