Aseity and Revolution

December 15, 2022


If we analyse history from an impartial and, moreover, Christian perspective, we note that with the Enlightenment and later the political reforms of the French Revolution, social groups lost their vigour and cohesion within society. The old bond between State and individual dissolved. The family lost its strength. The individual lost his identity within the family. The family lost its identity within the region, regions lost their meaning inside the country, and even countries were swallowed up by what would become international bodies.

Man finds small and closed groups suited and proportional to human nature. He properly develops his personality within these groups. When they are eliminated, there is nothing between the individual and the street, the individual and the masses, the individual and the multitude, or the individual and chaos. Facing the masses, the person feels completely isolated.Take the cells that make up a hand. They are not isolated. Together they share an organic relationship. However, grains of sand on the beach are isolated. A beach may have billions of grains of sand, but each one is isolated and does not form any kind of tissue like skin cells do.

This is the status of man after the French Revolution destroyed the organic fabric of society. Today millions of individuals live side by side without forming a society.

The Christian Institution of the Family: A Dynamic Force to Regenerate Society, by Tradition, Family, Property Association. Pgs. 44-45.



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