Our Threatened Freedom
What’s Wrong With Nostalgia? (04:00)
R.J. Rushdoony: 00:00 What’s wrong with nostalgia? This is R.J. Rushdoony with a report on our threatened freedom. When it comes to nostalgia, I plead not guilty. I want no part of it. I am sure there were a great many good things in the past, but I like today better, and I shall enjoy tomorrow even more. I know we live in troubled times, and I expect very serious troubles in the years just ahead, but I believe that God is on the throne of the universe, and I like his government. One of the things which
R.J. Rushdoony: 01:13 Now, let me tell you the truth about sleighs. I know them firsthand from some years back from
R.J. Rushdoony: 02:11 Dragging a sleigh through and over snow-covered roads and fields is very hard work for the horses, particularly hard work. Among other things, it makes the horses very gassy. Now, as you handle the reins, your nose is on the same level as and directly behind the horses’ rear ends. I leave the rest to your tender imagination. The one question in your mind is this, “Will I die of asphyxiation, or will I freeze to death? There must be,” you tell yourself, “a less painful way to go.” No, not nostalgia for me. Give me a good, well-heated automobile to drive, with my wife by my side, and I feel far more romantic and much more a free man than I ever felt in an ice-cold sleigh with my nose under a horse’s rear end.
R.J. Rushdoony: 03:11 I like progress, and I want more of it. It gives me freedom, and I like freedom. I can wax very romantic about freedom. Freedom is the air I want to breathe. This is why I prefer the present and the future to the past. I want to make the present
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