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September 17, 2008

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf

"Too bad the people who need these men the most respect them the least."

Never a truer word was spoken. It is much the same for "pacifists" and "anti-war" activists whether it is the armed forces or the police or their ongoing grievance against any strong paternal figure or against any woman who has decided to arm and defend herself. As a wise man observed: To a sheep, a sheep dog can look much like a wolf. It is perhaps unfair to blame sheep for being sheep but I find it in my heart to feel contempt for them nonetheless. But then I believe people have the capacity to become more than weak and stupid. Where there is freedom and a public library there is no excuse for being ignorant and ungrateful.

As to the kind of men who would use parents' loss and grief toward venal political ends... the only answer to that is unprintable.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 17, 2008 08:44 AM