Amerika.org is posting some great stuff lately.
The buzzsaw of minds is whirling in the right direction here. In particular, we need to go back to take a close look at the religion, political structure, sociology, and economics of the European Middle Ages.
I believe this is a key to understanding the disfigured society of Wall Street commercialism that surrounds us here in North America. The New World was settled with commercial profit foremost on the minds of the Spanish, Portuguese, English, Dutch, and French.
Modernity itself is defined by competition and the pursuit of commercial profit. There is an Alternative Reality of possibilities (how does that sounds for a new domain name?) in Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
There was a time when the clerics served God, the soldiers served the Realm, and the laboring and mercantile classes worked in the fields or engaged in trade for Lords who were vassals of the King.
Is it possible to reconstruct that social and economic system? It would be the end of the reign of the most successful merchants over the world. 🙂
Note: In this hypothetical scenario, “God’s Army” could disperse and return to Dixie and Heartland. There could be a Kingdom of Alabama and a Kingdom of Texas.
God’s Army could disperse across the countryside and secure “counties.” Every civitas would have a Lord and a City Council which would report to the Governor who exercises power over his Realm.
In such a way, we could free ourselves from the idiots on television like Chris Matthews, the degenerate mandarins in Washington, and rebuild our civilization with an eye toward the common good of our citizens and piety toward Christ.
Just a fantasy worth entertaining.