Wednesday, November 3, 2010

until 1939-1945, MOdernity hadn't been tried and failed - it hadn't been tried

MOdernity might have lasted forever as a kind of boastful,idle, rhetoric ---- useful as a cover for what ever misdeed you wanted to defend.

If only, if only, if only it hadn't overreached itself - between 1939 and 1945 - by actually trying to do in practice what it had long claimed it could do in theory.

The MOdernist elites of the four leading MOdernist nations-cum-empires  (Germany, Japan, Britain and America) all promised far more to their more ordinary citizens than they proved able to deliver.

As a result, MOdernity took quite a kicking by September 2, 1945 .

Over what seems a very long period of time, that discontent over the methods and results of MOdernity during WWII has led to a widespread loss of faith in its tenets around the world.

All of us alive today have spent the majority of our lives in the era post 1945 ---- like it or not, we are all  'PO folk'....

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