Category: Born Out of Due Time

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Born Out of Due Time, a Fantasy by Ched Rayson, Chapter Five (Complete)

He and the chairman naturally like to think of themselves as lovers of the ‘permanent things.’  They may have read T.S. Eliot once upon a time, but way down deep—if there is anything deep in any of them—they are just conservatives.”

“Meaning?  I’m not up on mass movements.”

“Meaning they think that the people who make the most money constitute an elite class that deserves to be entrusted with power, that high taxes, regulation, and government spending are the cause of all our problems.  Literature and philosophy are fine in their place, and most of these people contribute to private schools and symphony orchestras, but, ‘when it comes to brass tacks,’ their only facts are calculated in dollars.  What they like to call ‘culture’ is like high fashion or etiquette.  It makes the ugly reality of their world a prettier place.”