No. This is not a charade. It is not another form of “fake” news. I will not mislead you. I’m here to expose the truth. Facts, figures, evidence. That’s what I will offer. In the mainstream media, facts, figures, evidence are now the casualties of a new world war. It’s a war being fought by those who believe in skyfairies and care for no one but themselves. They are demagogues, narcissists, tyrants, bigots, xenophobes with only one goal… To subordinate and conquer all who oppose them. But the result of their ravages will lead all of us to total annihilation. It is the beginning of the end.
Howells cast off his Swedenborgian creed in his youth and became a social liberal and a sentimental Theist. We can see this in his poem "Lost Beliefs."