For John, BLUF: In this piece the author asks if greater powers are leading us to perdition. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From PJ Media, "The Belmont Club", by Mr Richard Fernandez, 29 August 2018.
Here is the lede plus one:
If anyone thought the 2016 revolt against the institutions was transient recent events may force a reconsideration. Instead of dying down open political war now permanently grips Washington.&Nbsp; Abroad, time has healed no wounds; immigration issues have not dissipated in Europe, on the contrary riots are rocking Germany. The British are still rushing bald-headed toward Brexit with all the incalculable consequences that entails. What can't be happening is.Yes, The whole world seems to be unable to focus on cooperation and doing right. Self-centeredness seems to be on the rise.
According to sources quoted by the NYT "ideological agendas" have spread to the Catholic Church. After the Vatican's ex-ambassador to Washington Archbishop Carlo Vigano claimed a gay and left wing mafia had been protecting sex abusers within the Church and naming Pope Francis as the Left's man an issue was reliably anti-clerical suddenly turned into conspiracy story. Jason Horowitz in the NYT concluded that politics must be behind Vigano's allegations.
Here is how the piece ends:
When the totality of cultural warfare and revolution now raging throughout the world is summed we may be watching an event bigger than the fall of the Soviet Union. The event doesn't have a name yet, on the day we finally understand, it will. But understanding may prove the most difficult part.If you see four horsemen riding down the street, make a quick, but sincere, Act of Contrition.For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world's darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.Could it be true?
Regards — Cliff