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| Sept. 5, 1995
| Bill Whittle
Posted on 12/22/2012 8:14:54 AM PST by DNME
If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopatha wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? Then you are a sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the heros path. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed.
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: banglist; sheep; sheepdogs; sourcetitlenoturl; tribes; vanity; wolves
I'm not in the habit of posting vanities but for years this has been one of my favorite essays by Bill Whittle, one of the premier conservative thinkers of our generation. It makes reference to the (then recent) Hurricane Katrina and to 9-11 and may sound "dated" in places. Also, apologies for the rough language in spots.
I believe the second half of the essay, about sheep dogs and those who defend the defenseless, is especially applicable right about now.
posted on 12/22/2012 8:15:04 AM PST
Whoops. Rookie mistake.
That is an excerpt above. Please chase the link for the whole essay!
posted on 12/22/2012 8:16:44 AM PST
(Without the Constitution, there is no legitimate U.S. government. No exceptions.)
Am quite frustrated in any attmpt to find a decent bio of Bill Whittle.
Who Is he and where did he come from?
posted on 12/22/2012 8:17:02 AM PST
posted on 12/22/2012 8:45:05 AM PST
One of my all-time favorites too. Props for bringing it to the attention of more/new readers.
posted on 12/22/2012 9:08:35 AM PST
by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar
(The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
I’ve thought about this and used to consider myself a sheepdog. Then it dawned on me that sheepdogs work for the shepherd. What does the shepherd do with the sheep when they are no longer giving wool? Or when he gets hungry?
posted on 12/22/2012 10:00:30 AM PST
(An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
To: Big Giant Head
posted on 12/22/2012 5:36:38 PM PST
(The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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