Aboard the Arbella in 1630 were perhaps the most consequential of Puritan New England's original settlers. As they approached the shoreline of Massachusetts Bay where they would establish a colony nigh present-day Boston, they could not have foreseen their destiny of laying America's cultural foundation with each cobblestone inside their townships' streets. While this frightening … Continue reading The Tenth Muse: The Life of Anne Bradstreet, America’s First Poet
The Westphalian order effectively eradicated the Church’s corrupt autocracy after a millennium of political repression, persecutions of anyone condemned for heresy, and bloody warfare in the name of Christ. Evil, whether it manifests in the form of left-wing atheism or God's name, is the natural barrier to a utopian world. Russell Kirk explains that “Man being imperfect, no perfect social order ever can be created,” and because the European Union was designed as a secular road map towards a world and future governed by a global technocracy of bankers, software conglomerates, big oil and "elected" bureaucrats in the name of economic cooperation, the agenda to coerce Europe's beautiful cultural and ethnic variety into a single-minded federation of states deprives its various peoples of their very humanity, language and culture and at the same time, prevents the possibility of an economically and financially stable climate. As John Randolph of Roanoke, the conservative cousin of Thomas Jefferson, noted, “Providence moves slowly, but the devil always hurries,” where all utopian designs for a radically transforming societies built into secular paradises have time and again succeeded at engineering an undemocratic “terrestrial hell” whose population learns to love an enlightened despot.