We are vessels in which various currents of the past base themselves

April 30, 2020

Historians agree in affirming the existence of works which are necessarily realized by several generations: the foundation of certain countries, the development of certain politics, the creation of certain sources of prosperity.

The institution of natural law assures the realization of the historical work through the generations and the family. Man’s nature leads him to establish more direct connections with certain things and closer relations with certain people.

To own property and to have a family are situations which give him a just sensation of the plenitude of personality. To live as an isolated atom, with neither family nor goods, within a multitude of unfamiliar people, give him the sensation of emptiness, of anonymity and isolation, which is profoundly anti-natural to him.

O Universo é uma Catedral: Excertos do pensamento de Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira recolhidos por Leo Daniele, Edições Brasil de Amanhã, São Paulo, 1997.

 

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