“Il vecchio mondo sta morendo. Quello nuovo tarda a comparire. E in questo chiaroscuro nascono i mostri.“ Antonio Gramsci
“The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born; now is the time of monsters.”
(Thanks to Dan Dolan, a reader of this blog, for this apposite quotation)
Upheaval seems to be the order of the day all over the world. We have seen this before, and the results were horrendous. But we will get through it, and the perpetrators will eventually exit right. Meanwhile, modern followers of Epicurus have to keep the faith and carry the torch as examples to the young: think for yourself, be calm, thoughtful, polite, generous and caring, while rejecting the coarseness and vulgarity that has exploded around us.