This clip from the BBC’s I, Claudius series seems distressingly relevant today.
Republics die, usually by their own hand. Emperor Claudius, after absolutely everything has gone completely wrong, has named the evil lunatic, Nero, his successor as emperor. He thinks that Nero will be such a disaster that the Romans will have no choice but to bring back the republic. But when his adviser asks him why he has chosen to do this, Claudius’ reply is cryptic:
“Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.”
Well, here and now in our republic, our poisons are hatching out all over.
God will have to intervene, if we are to survive this chaos.
Pray hard, pray several times a day–and work hard to stop this catastrophe. The people who are doing this to our cities want to do it to our country. And millions of voters will try to hand it over to them.
We’re finished, if they do.