More of the same


She recalls a “horrifying” example from her classroom a few years ago. She was teaching “Go Down, Moses, ” the famous Negro spiritual. “The whole thing is about antiquity,” she says, “but obviously it has contemporary political references.” She passed out the lyrics and played the music, “and it suddenly hit me with horror—none of them recognized the name ‘Moses.’ And I thought: Oh my God, when Moses is erased from the West, what is left of Western civilization?”

Zip, Zero, Nada.

2 Responses to “More of the same”

  1. feeblemind Says:

    This anecdote may be similar to the one where the Manhattan socialite wondered aloud how Nixon was elected because no one she knew voted for him.

    In her bubble Moses might be gone, but here in flyover country, most people, I would wager, still know who he is. Having said that, the rot has set in even here.

    Western Civilization does seem to be on the ropes, but it hasn’t yet died everywhere.

  2. Bob Risko Says:

    From the King James Bible: “And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing; and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.” EVERYBODY knows that! Shocking!

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