My beef with modernism

For the modernist, modernity is better than everything that came before it — so much so that the erasure of ‘pre-modern’ socio-cultural forms is a good and desirable thing.

Caught in the whirlpool

Two fishers go out in their boat one day and their engine fails. After drifting for a while, they find themselves caught at the edge of a huge tidal whirlpool.