A personal exegesis on Cleanthes “Hymn to Zeus”.
Nature’s law is the Will towards Unity.
Wisdom is oneness with the purpose that steers all things.
To learn this, listen not to me but to the cosmic reason.
Political allegiance in the West has an taken on an aspect of religious devotion and fervor. Perhaps because religion no longer occupies the same space within our society, we have simply replaced that “god shaped hole” in our hearts with the nearest available ideology? To be sure, there is a messianic tendency at play. I’ve fallen into it myself, believing if I just converted the right people the world could be saved, or at least stopped from getting much worse. We have, after all, been told all our lives that we, the people, are the government – or at the very least determine its decisions. Strange then that the government seems to do very little that we actually want, and a great many things we emphatically do not want.