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January 25, 2013

"When the immune system of a social body is gone"

The administration, concerned that not enough women serving in the military have had the opportunity to be captured and raped by the enemy, now wish to assign women to combat roles.

Good thing this happened while the looming debt crisis is about to bankrupt us, and while unconstitutional executive orders are being issues to infringe on our gun rights, and while an antisemite is being appointed to the cabinet, and while the scandal of a slain ambassador in Libya and the surrounding cover up and scapegoating of a Coptic guy who posted a YouTube video continues to be stonewalled, and while the Catholic Church is still being required by law to violate our most deeply held belief and lose our First Amendment right to practice our faith, and while the trainwreck of fiscal madness and socialized medicine continue to topple over onto us with the slowmotion grandeur of a great natural disaster, because, otherwise, we might be able to generate some coordinated opposition to this. But when the immune system of a social body is gone, every random germ floating by causes another disease and another set of symptoms flares up. -- Battles are Ugly When Women Fight | John C. Wright's Journal

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 25, 2013 1:24 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The Ottoman Empire is up and running, so to speak. They've set up shop in NATO and they're integrated as 'citizens' of Europe. Such good citizens that they don't bother to learn the language of the taxpayers who fund their lifestyles. Does anyone read T.E. Lawrence anymore?

Posted by: Jewel at January 25, 2013 3:55 PM

"In the very outset, at the first meeting with them, was found a universal clearness or hardness of belief, almost mathematical in it limitation, and repellent in its unsympathetic form. Semites had no half-tones in their register of vision. They were a people of primary colours, or rather of black and white, who saw the world always in contour. They were a dogmatic people, despising doubt, our modern crown of thorns. They did not understand our metaphysical difficulties, our introspective questionings. They knew only truth and untruth, belief and unbelief, without our hesitating retinue of finer shades.
This people was black and white not merely in clarity, but in apposition. Their thoughts were at ease only in extremes. They inhabited superlatives by choice. Sometimes inconsistents seemed to posses them at once in joint sway; but they never compromised: they pursued the logic of several incompatible opinions to absurd ends, without perceiving the incongruity. With cool head and tranquil judgement, imperturbably unconscious of the fight, they oscillated from asymptote to asymptote."

"They were a limited, narrow-minded people, whose inert intellects lay fallow in incurious resignation. Their imaginations were vivid, but not creative... They steered their course between the idols of the tribe and of the cave. The least morbid of peoples, they had accepted the gift of life unquestioningly, as axiomatic. To them it was a thing inevitable, entailed on man, a usufruct, beyond control. Suicide was a thing impossible, and death no grief."

"Their mind was strange and dark, full of depressions and exaltations, lacking in rule, but with more of ardour and more fertile in belief than any other in the world. They were a people of starts, for whom the abstract was the strongest motive, the process of infinite courage and variety, and the end nothing. They were as unstable as water, and like water would perhaps finally prevail."

Posted by: james wilson at January 25, 2013 10:40 PM

Does anyone read T.E. Lawrence anymore?

Yeah, he writes the copy for infomercials, right? Or is he the stand-in for Letterman.

Posted by: Peccable at January 26, 2013 5:12 AM

Tu m'en fiche, assez, peccable!

Posted by: Jewel at January 26, 2013 8:41 AM

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