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Amid the Absurdity of Clownworld: How Should We Then Live?

•, by Doug Uncola Lynn

The picture at the top of this article shows one of America's founding fathers according to Google's Gemini image generation tool.  Pursuant to complaints about the blatant inaccuracy and the ensuing maelstrom of negative press coverage, Google claimed it was "actively working on a fix". Nonetheless, there remain claims that Google is "not telling the truth" and the company will never give up on its "desire to reshape the world in a specific way".

Indeed.  It appears artificial intelligence, woke relativism, and Orwell's "two plus two equaling five" are here to stay. And the "memory hole" first conjured by Orwell has increasingly manifested in The Borg's nearly completed Simulacrum – as misinformation, false flags, and propaganda daily populate our collective screens.

With that in mind, amid the absurdity of Western culture in the twenty-first century, I will often seek credible information and insights where they are more surely found: in the printed past, and by the words of authors and researchers mostly forgotten. 

Having written previously on the prescient prognostications of twentieth-century thinkers like C.S. Lewis and Augusto Del Noce, another book was recommended by a commenter in the thread of my last article.  The book was said to have predicted the decline of empirical science, the rise of technological science, and a frightening future.

Well, that seemed right up my alley, so to speak, and quite pertinent to today's headlines. Plus, my local library fortuitously had the book.  It was published in 1976, written by the American theologian Francis A. Schaeffer (1912-1984) and titled: "How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture".