Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Apostle of Common Sense or cultural Prophet?

In "On Evil Euphemisms" G.K. Chesterton wrote quite eloquently about the sexual revolution--and the euphemisms that came with it--before it actually happened:

For this sort of revolt strikes me as nothing except revolting; and certainly not particularly realistic. With the passions which are natural to youth we all sympathize; with the pain that often arises from loyalty and duty we all sympathize still more; but nobody need sympathize with publicity experts picking pleasant expressions for unpleasant things; and I for one prefer the coarse language of our fathers.

I bet if he had been around in the late 1960's he would have said " I told you so."

Though he would have certainly said it in a much more interesting manner.

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