Chesterton and the “Occupy” Movement

As you might have noticed, I am reading Chesteron’s book Orthodoxy.  So far, chapter three has been full of rich little gems.  Here is one that I believe applies to the occupy movement, which seems to have all but fizzled out.

But the new rebel is a Sceptic, and will not entirely trust anything.  He has no loyalty; therefore he can never be really a revolutionist.  And the fact that he doubts everything really gets in his way when he wants to denounce anything.  For all denunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind; and the modern revolutionist doubts not only the institution he denounces, but the doctrine by which he denounces it.

This also reminds me of Jesus’ response to the Pharisees when they claim that he casts demons out in the name of Satan.  “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

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