Perhaps it’s my current reading list: The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings, Os Guinness’ A Free People’s Suicide and War Day, but for whatever reason, Detroit’s filing for bankruptcy has me looking for OnmiCorp. The news reads like scenes from an epic dystopian novel. Either that, or Gibbon’s Decline and Fall updated for a modern audience.
“Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” Since then I have spent well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
– Isaiah 9:7
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus.