Sunday, March 28, 2021


"All men thirst to confess their crimes more than tired beasts thirst for water; but they naturally object to confessing them while other people, who have also committed the same crimes, sit by and laugh at them."

Why should CRT be so popular? Fragments here and there seem plausible at first glance, but as an overarching explanation it falls flat. As implemented it demands that people confess sins they haven't committed, and spread the "dysangelion" that your neighbor is also a fiend. There's no redemption for an individual.

Maybe we all know we're guilty of something, and this taps into the thirst Chesterton wrote of. Plus, this kind of confession is abstract enough to not sting much. And we can enlist others to force the sitting laughers to kneel and confess too.

1 comment:

Korora said...

"He's so righteous he confesses other people's sins."
-- A background character in Jean de Florette