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July 12, 2014

The Remnant


The other certainty which the prophet of the Remnant may always have is that the Remnant will find him.
He may rely on that with absolute assurance. They will find him without his doing anything about it; in fact, if he tries to do anything about it, he is pretty sure to put them off. He does not need to advertise for them nor resort to any schemes of publicity to get their attention. If he is a preacher or a public speaker, for example, he may be quite indifferent to going on show at receptions, getting his picture printed in the newspapers, or furnishing autobiographical material for publication on the side of "human interest." If a writer, he need not make a point of attending any pink teas, autographing books at wholesale, nor entering into any specious freemasonry with reviewers. All this and much more of the same order lies in the regular and necessary routine laid down for the prophet of the masses; it is, and must be, part of the great general technique of getting the mass-man's ear – or as our vigorous and excellent publicist, Mr. H. L. Mencken, puts it, the technique of boob-bumping. The prophet of the Remnant is not bound to this technique. He may be quite sure that the Remnant will make their own way to him without any adventitious aids; and not only so, but if they find him employing any such aids, as I said, it is ten to one that they will smell a rat in them and will sheer off.
Isaiah's Job by Albert Jay Nock

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 12, 2014 11:47 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Well said AJN.

I am not here for glory,
nor am i here for fame.
I am but here to teach,
whether you wish or not, to learn.
The method was given by my Father,
"How you live your life is what you earn."

Posted by: Stug Guts [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 13, 2014 11:26 AM

'Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.'

~CS Lewis.

Posted by: John Condon [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 13, 2014 12:57 PM

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