Thursday, March 17, 2005
the perversity of eugene volokh
this is why the pope is relevant when he derides the culture of death. many people really actually do need to be told that gratuitous violence is bad -- bad because it resolves nothing for the aggrieved, bad because it corrupts the virtue of the persecutor. nothing is accomplished, and what could be good and just is perverted into becoming no better than what it had beheld.
it takes an especially weak mind to believe that such a gross indulgence of animal violence can be good for anything that is civilized. such weakness for indulgence -- endemic now in the west -- must be fought on all fronts if the decay of civilization is to be counteracted.