Saturday, October 27, 2007


War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept by the exertions of better men than himself.

What are you willing to fight for? What would you be willing t o fight for? Where is your line in the sand? Or are we the Romans of a later age?

1 comment:

blackcrag said...

We are the Romans of a later age.

I often think we are witness to the decline of Western civilization ever since so-called 'talk' shows (like Jerry Springer) grabbed a shovel and start4ed digging into the worst of people's misery and thousands tuned into watch, jeer, and laugh at them. And don't get me started on these 'reality' shows. It all smacks too much of blood sports to me.