July 08, 2004
"He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle."
This is an editorial statement for a new weekly feature at the Flea. Every week I hope to post links to inspirational writing in the blogosphere and beyond at the Winston Review. There have been points since that day in September that I would have lost the plot if it was not for the courage and decency I find every day on the internet. I would like to provide a round-up of inspirational, contemplative, even angry writing to turn to each week. With luck, I hope people will take up the challenge and feel moved to speak.
There is poignant, truthful writing out on the internet. Every time we turn on the television we are subjected to the latest atrocity and its apologists. There is little room for heroism or sacrifice in the heart of our media establishments. Imagine these last few years without Bill Whittle or James Lileks. These are names to conjure with. Let's help them out. If we can stand up to the tyrants that confront us, all of us may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands.
I am counting on Mike Campbell, Churchill scholar of the bloggish enlightenment, to keep any future Churchillian references straight.
Send me your links. Tell me about your own writing and point me to blogs or particular posts that have moved you. Let me know about news and commentary from the mainstream press that have done the same. Consider taking up the challenge yourself. Write something that will help the rest us keep up the fight.
Your courage. Your cheerfulness. Your resolution.
Will bring us Victory.
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I will do my best; all I can offer is blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Posted by: Mike at July 8, 2004 03:36 PM
I am sure you have read Bill Whittle's incredible essay "Strength". I have never read anything more inspiration on the net or off. http://www.ejectejecteject.com/archives/2004_05.html
Posted by: randall g at July 9, 2004 01:23 AM
The man is a gift. I think of his essay "History" almost every day.
Posted by: Flea at July 9, 2004 10:10 AM