(urth) Predictions Re: The Politics Of Gene Wolfe

James B. Jordan jbjordan4 at cox.net
Wed Aug 1 14:15:56 PDT 2012

Ah. I see these predictions as tongue in cheek.


At 03:52 PM 8/1/2012, you wrote:
>On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 4:38 PM, James B. Jordan <jbjordan4 at cox.net> wrote:
> > It's odd that a man who has written from a Christian, in his case Roman
> > Catholic, strongly libertarian, anti-welfare state, and traditional
> > conservative semi-isolationist perspective -- which after all is and has
> > been advocated by people with IQs well over 150 for centuries and was the
> > position of the founders of the United States -- is considered loony for
> > doing so.
>I sincerely hope the Founding Fathers would not have endorsed those
>predictions when they were made; I had more respect for them. (On the
>other hand, the colonists *were* conspiracy theorists who thought that
>England was systematically undermining their liberties in order to
>convert the colonies into fiefs which the Church of England and
>monarchy could drain the blood out of for their private profit and
>interpreted every move as a step in this cunningly laid plan by the
>King's councilors and allies, so perhaps we shouldn't be overly
>concerned with what they might have thought. No one's perfect.)
>I don't consider him 'loony' for writing from that perspective. I even
>cited 3 of my favorite authors who all fit that description (well,
>except for the Roman Catholicism part - I believe Murray is not
>I consider him 'loony' for making predictions that were obviously
>going to be wrong at the time, and are even more obviously wrong now,
>in the same way I consider contemporary Communists to be loony.
>Urth Mailing List
>To post, write urth at urth.net
>Subscription/information: http://www.urth.net

James B. Jordan
Director, Biblical Horizons
Box 1096
Niceville, FL 32588

More information about the Urth mailing list