“I stand four-square for reason, and object to what seems to me to be irrationality, whatever the source.
If you are on my side in this, I must warn you that the army of the night has the advantage of overwhelming numbers, and, by its very nature, is immune to reason, so that it is entirely unlikely that you and I can win out.
We will always remain a tiny and probably hopeless minority, but let us never tire of presenting our view, and of fighting the good fight for the right.”
The Republican fracture on climate change is great. It shows that we are making progress against what Isaac Asimov called, “the armies of the night.” The endarkening forces that claim freedom want no such thing. They are interested in their wallets and the strength of what Wendell Berry calls “arrogant ignorance.” Read on friends. We are collectively waking up. Carpe diem.