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September 9, 2014

Evil is ancient, unchanging, and with us always.

The more postmodern the West becomes
— affluent, leisured, nursed on moral equivalence, utopian pacifism, and multicultural relativism — the more premodern the evil among us seems to arise in nihilistic response, whether it is from the primordial Tsarnaev brothers or Jihadi John. We have invented dozens of new ways to explain away our indifference, our enemies hundreds of new ways of reminding us of our impotence. I suppose we who enjoy the good life don’t want to lose any of it for anything — and will understandably do any amount of appeasing, explaining, and contextualizing to avoid an existential war against the beheaders and mutilators, a fact well-known to our enemies.
Works and Days » Are the Orcs Winning?

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 9, 2014 8:28 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The article brings up a point not often made:
The sword is mightier than the pen.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 9, 2014 11:24 PM

Unless the pen houses a .357 HP cartridge and firing mechanism.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 10, 2014 7:46 AM

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