Today’s Eyrie screed, “A crisis of conscience,” is now available for your perusal, consideration, commentary, and…ummm, convenience. Read the thing to learn why I just stuck that “convenience” sub-clause in; it may seem like something of a non sequitur, but it ain’t, there’s a reason for it. A taste:
Like it or not, the underlying issue always comes back to the same thing, in my view: to defeat them, we must become more like them. No, by that I assuredly do NOT mean adopting their beliefs, their views, their abominable totalitarian political agenda, Heaven forbid. What I DO mean is adopting their will to win; their tactics; their readily-discernible eagerness to get down in the gutter and fight dirty—most of all, perhaps, their absolute willingness to identify us not as their countrymen with whom they have minor differences of opinion, but as blood enemies. As in fact not merely mistaken but actively, willfully evil.
Thus it is, then, that we arrive in the exact same place as did the Founders in their own day: forced all unwilling to grapple with a most unpleasant choice, one which no sane person ever wants to have to make. No more than a slogan in the beginning, thought to have its origins with the minuscule and entirely irrelevant American White Supremacist cohort, the following phrase eventually hardened into a truism which cannot long be sidestepped: there is no political solution to the problems caused by politics.
Go ye and read of it, as per usual. I gotta say, I’m rather proud of my closing ‘graph, which I think elegantly poses the ultimate question of not just this, but every age since American’s Founding in which men have yearned to live free and unfettered by the chains of government tyranny.
Update! Just received email notification that TL issued the post a “Like,” because of course he did. Thanks, old friend; I might have come off all flippant about it just then, but it really does mean a lot to me, all my kidding around aside.