I could quote entire chapters of Rosenstock-Huessy. He really is incredible. He speaks with authority, not as so many others do. I won’t explain this upcoming quote other than to point out that Rosentock-Huessy mentions that currently borders cannot change except by war. He goes on to show the solution to this, which is, as always, Jesus and the future:
In reading Shakespeare we can see he felt that the misfortunes in his tragedies could not be solved in a single generation. In fact all of his last plays are written around this fact. Shakespeare offers the solution that, while it was indeed impossible for a single generation to find a way out, the second or third might do so. “The Tempest” is a good example of this in which Miranda and Ferdinand live happily, although the older generation is at daggers’ points. It is the same in “Cymbeline,” as well as in “A Winter’s Tale,” and this also is the promise in “Hamlet.” The underlying thrust of “Hamlet” is just this: he sets right the times which are out of joint by risking his life, in order that life can continue after his death. So borders can be overcome in three generations…
The death of literature nowadays probably has something to do with its shortness of breath. The so-called “Lives of Jesus” offer a funny example of this. Up to 1800 Jesus was regarded as the fulfillment of all expectations in human history, the Promised One foretold by the prophets. He had been expected as long as man had been alive. Then the 19th century came and robbed him even of the generation which had preceded him. Similarly the 19th century claimed that the generation following him had thwarted or frustrated Jesus’ true intentions: Paul was supposed to have ruined beautiful Christianity. The 19th century made the coming of the second Adam into a bit of “contemporary existence”– for you certainly could not call such a mid-summer night’s dream “life.” Was the man for whom the nations had waited so long merely a contemporary of mad ceasars?
The true man reaches across the times from the dawn of creation to the furthest future. And only that man in whose name such streams of power are united is of concern to us because borders fall before him.
~ Our Planetary Service pg. 10-11