Interesting comment,,,could be,,,
Quinn is popularly described as an environmentalist, though he criticizes this label, claiming that the term "environmentalism" portrays the environment as somehow separate from human life and thus creates a false dichotomy. Rather, Quinn identifies himself a cultural critic and specifically refers to his philosophy as new tribalism.
He went on to study at Saint Louis University, at University of Vienna, Austria, through IES Abroad, and at Loyola University, receiving a bachelor's degree in English, cum laude, in 1957. He delayed part of this university education, however, while a postulant at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Bardstown, Kentucky, where he hoped to become a Trappist monk; however his spiritual director, Thomas Merton, ultimately felt Quinn was not a good candidate for the monkhood and consequently ended Quinn's postulancy. Quinn then went into publishing, abandoned his Catholic faith, and underwent two unsuccessful marriages.
"Strict Observance" refers to the Trappists' goal of following closely St. Benedict's Rule and taking the three vows described in his Rule
most Trappist monasteries produce goods that are sold to provide income for the monastery. The goods produced range from cheese, bread, and other foodstuffs to clothing and coffins, though they are most famous for their beers, which are unique within the beer world, and are lauded for their high quality and flavour. As the order does not require abstention from alcohol, some monasteries produce and sell alcoholic beverages. Monasteries in Belgium and the Netherlands, such as Orval Abbey and Westvleteren Abbey, brew beer both for the monks and for sale to the general public. Trappist beers contain residual sugars and living yeast and unlike conventional beers will improve with age. Westvleteren 12 is often considered to be the single best beer in the world.
The Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani is a Trappist monastery near Bardstown, Kentucky in Nelson County affiliated with the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Ordo Cisterciensis Strictioris Observantiae). Founded on 21 December 1848 and made an abbey in 1851, Gethsemani is considered to the "mother house" of all Trappist and Trappistine monasteries in the United States of America. Gethsemani is the oldest monastery in the United States that is still in use.
Ishmael proceeds to tease from his pupil the premises of the story (i.e. myth) being enacted by the Takers: that they are the pinnacle of evolution, that the world was made for man, and that man is here to conquer and rule the world. This rule is meant to bring about a paradise, as man increases his mastery of the world, however, he is always failing because he is flawed. Man doesn't know how to live and never will because that knowledge is unobtainable. So, however hard he labors to save the world, he is just going to go on defiling and spoiling it.
Short hand versions,,,for the ADHD,,,
In a nutshell,,,what the "old seers" saw,,,was that while we are
meditating on our belly buttons,,,
and coming up with an ideal world,,,
some mean nasty conquering people will stomp out our culture,,,
and those are the ones who survive,,,
ask the Indians,,,in whichever country you chose...