How did I miss this? Everything from Hoffer to Nietzsche boiled down into a concise, erudite descriptive missive on
collective and social evil.
I’ll print and re-read and get back to you. Congratulations
on a extremely well written article.
posted on 07/19/2011 6:15:08 PM PDT
(Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints)
To: OregonRancher; DuncanWaring; Lurker
You're most welcome. The follow-on commentary is also thought provoking. I've had some serious concerns about the validity of some of my premises from time to time, but the effort I've put into chasing down all of those doubts and concerns has been well spent. Spent a lot of time with Chantal Delsol, Daniel Goldhagen, Eric Hoffer, Solzhenitsyn and others. Look for a book-length edition of this essay in another few months. The rise of the will to power and its exercise by mass-murdering monsters has been the curse of modernity, and it is the direct consequence of very bad, very evil
ideas. As Goldhagen puts it in his Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity
, "Mass murder begins in the minds of men."
Far, far worse awaits us - and I mean all of humanity - if we fail to stop these monsters. Here, now, in America we are the last bastion of liberty and the last hope for resistance against a nightfall of slaughter, horror and atrocity that could spell the end our humanity, if not species. That which may exist after a thousand years of the triumph of that sort of evil, we can not call human.
My task, as I see it, is to spell this out in clear, plain English and in no uncertain terms. To spell it out so that we may have no illusions as to the nature of our existential enemy and to acknowledge the terrible choices the we will have to make in order to defeat them, even if only for a time. For that struggle is as old as mankind and it will have no end. This is what I hope to achieve in this book.
posted on 07/19/2011 8:46:34 PM PDT
(The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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