democracy of the dead

Orthodoxy¬†by G.K. Chesterton (Chapter 4, “The Ethics of Elfland”): Tradition means giving a vote to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. …Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. All democrats object to men beingContinue reading “democracy of the dead”

a bunch of royal dead guys

This dialogue from the Lion King recalled the passage by Lewis where Ramandu informs Eustace that calling a star “a huge ball of flaming gas” only tells us “what it is made of” but not “what it is.” Disney studios is far from presenting the truth here, but I’d venture to say that this bitContinue reading “a bunch of royal dead guys”