We’re going to have security-for the first time in centuries-for the first time since the beginning of the industrial revolution!
"Well, this, I guess," said Fred Kinnan, "is the anti-industrial revolution."
She, born of the industrial revolution, had not held as conceivable, had forgotten along with the tales of astrology and alchemy, what these men knew in their secret, furtive souls, knew not by means of thought, but by means of that nameless muck which they called their instincts and emotions: that so long as men struggle to stay alive, they’ll never produce so little but that the man with the club won’t be able to seize it and leave them still less, provided millions of them are…
…torture, to enslave, to expropriate, to murder, but that they must resist the temptations of logic and stick to the discipline of remaining irrationalthat skyscrapers, factories, radios, airplanes were the products of faith and mystic intuition, while famines, concentration camps and firing squads are the products of a reasonable manner of existence-that the industrial revolution was the revolt of the men of faith against that era of reason and logic which is known as the Middle Ages.
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Since the Industrial Revolution, many have taken increasing standards of living for granted. But prior to the revolution, generations of farmers continued to farm, live in impoverishment, and die early in a manner similar to that of their distant ancestors.
America’s a brave new Atomic world and the South’s just beginning its Industrial Revolution.