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From the Pen of David Horowitz: September 13, 2009

Posted on September 13 2009 12:49 am
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Inspired by the dreamers who preceded them and innocent of their crimes, an unending cycle of generations would repeat what they had done. The suffering of the guilty and the innocent would continue without end, and nothing I could do or say would alter it.

The summons I had answered was more modest by far. I was a witness. I needed not to forget what I had learned through pain, and to pay my debt. I needed to warn whom I could and to protect whom I might, even if it was only one individual or two. If I had a mission to name, it was about wrestling with the most powerful and pernicious of all human follies, which is the desire to stifle truth in the name of hope.

Here is why you cannot change the world: Because we – all six billion of us — create it. We do so individually and relentlessly and in every generation. We shape the world as monarchs in our own homes and as masters of others in the world beyond, when we cannot even master ourselves.

Every breeder of new generations is a stranger to his mate and a mystery to himself. Every offspring is a self-creator who learns through rebellion and surrender, through injury and error, and often not at all.

This is the root cause that makes us who and what we are – the good, the bad, the demented, the wise, the benevolent and brute. We are creatures blind and ignorant, stumbling helplessly through a puff of time.

from a Front Page article in which Horowitz’s The End of Time is discussed

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