Restoration of Values
This site publishes commentaries on matters from various fields, like religion, politics, arts, etc. The underlying philosophy is reflected by the two mottos, shown alternatively on the front page.
Whoever argues for a restoration of values is sooner or later met with the objection that one cannot return, or as the phrase is likely to be, “you can’t turn the clock back.” By thus assuming that we are prisoners of the moment, the objection well reveals the philosophic position of modernism. The believer in truth, on the other hand, is bound to maintain that the things of highest value are not affected by the passage of time; otherwise, the very concept of truth becomes impossible
Richard M. Weaver, Ideas Have Consequences
There is one metaphor of which the moderns are very fond; they are always saying, “You can’t put the clock back.” The simple and obvious answer is “You can.” A clock, being a piece of human construction, can be restored by the human finger to any figure or hour. In the same way society, being a piece of human construction, can be reconstructed upon any plan that has ever existed.
G. K. Chesterton, What’s Wrong With the World