Parable of the Sower Social Concerns

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Parable of the Sower predicts the rise of an age of terrorism in America, a terrorism that engulfs the peaceful, traditionally secure middle-class public. It also threatens the rich. Parable of the Sower has its setting in Los Angeles and California in a near future in which civilization is disintegrating and culture is descending to savagery. It presents a massive biblical resonance, a theme of the discovery of self through ordeals of violence, and a destiny that produces a passionate love relationship. The forces set in motion in the historical past, especially America's, are a tide that has overwhelmed the present and doomed the future to suffering and disaster, with a redemption and salvation of a very private and individual kind arising in the lives of the few who are patient and passionate and truthful enough to believe such survival is possible. The predicted state will be thrilling...

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