So much for hopes and dreams. Turns out, they were "the ghosts in the burning city of our time..."
"This is for you who are to come, with Time,
And gaze upon our ruins with strange eyes."
Nightmares and Visitants really is a heartbreaking book. He saw death on the march, saw the tens of millions that would suffer, would break, and die. He's largely forgotten now, which is another sign of our decline and coming fall.
We will not be saved, because we don't deserve to be saved. We have more wealth than any people to ever trod this earth, and less wisdom than ever. We have more people in school, than ever, and they seem engaged in the destruction of understanding and knowledge.
The country wants to be a child again. A simple majority has chosen to vote themselves back into the womb. But they've put the management of that vast national womb in the hands of a chaotic crowd of imbeciles, incompetents and, I fear, at least a few abortionists.