Sunday, September 16, 2007

Some Actual Deep Thoughts...

...from James Pinkerton in THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE journal:

The Once & Future Christendom
From death of the West—to knights of the West

by James P. Pinkerton

The Call of Duty—and Destiny

In one of the great epics of Western literature, the hero, confronted by numerous and powerful enemies, temporarily gives in to weakness and self-pity. “I wish,” he sighs, “none of this had happened.” The hero’s wise adviser responds, “So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide.” The old man continues, “There are other forces at work in this world … besides the will of evil.” Some events, he adds, are “meant” to be, “And that is an encouraging thought.”

Indeed it is. Perhaps, today, we are meant to live in these times. Perhaps right here, right now, we are meant to be tested. Maybe we are meant to have faith that other forces are at work in this world, that we are meant to rediscover our strength and our survival skills.

And so the question: can we, the people of the West, be brought to failure despite our enormous cultural and spiritual legacy? Three thousand years of history look down upon us: does this generation wish to be remembered for not having had the strength to look danger squarely in the eye? For having failed to harness our latent strength in our own defense?



Hear, hear!!! Great article.

hillbilly said...

On the one hand, it's about time.

On the other, is it too late?

Check this article, about the nature of the university, wherein Harvard gave back $20 million because the politically-correct faculty were horrified by the notion of establishing a racist, imperialist, sexist, evil department of Western Civ studies.

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