“But still,” persisted the Duchess, “you recommend supine acquiescence milord?”
Hornblower felt like a man on a scaffold taking one last look at the sunlit world before being thrust off. The grim realities of war were all round him.
“No,” he said, “I recommend resistance.”
The somber faces round him brightened, and he knew now that peace or war had lain in his choice. Had he continues to argue against rebellion he would have persuaded them against it.
C.S Forester Lord Hornblower 1946 (p204)
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This has been done over and over again and it’s all about generating the requite fear, One of the things I’ve said many times is the first virtue, the virtue that has to come before all other virtues is courage, because if you don’t have courage you don’t have anything else. None of the other virtues will work.
The need for courage is the theme btw of Bill Whittle’s latest Shards:
the decision to be Ranger or King is one I have to make every day. And so do you. That anonymous Warrior Angel may be anyone. Maybe it’s you. Who knows? It could even be me.
And Anduril reminds me that there is no Greatest Generation. There is no sword broken; there is no Golden Age lost and locked in the past. There are only shards lying before us, waiting for us to gather the will to reforge and wield them. It’s a decision, not a doom or a destiny, and we have to make it every day.
It takes courage to fight the left that wants to define you as a racist or a bigot for daring to oppose them but the price is much higher for you and for those who follow if you don’t fight.
In the commentary I mention a live broadcast from the Pottery Paintin’ place. Unfortunately I visited there directly after recording and found that a member of the family had suffered a stroke and it has affected the owner’s availability so we are postponing that appearance till after the new year so I’m asking for prayers for the family at this time.
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Finally Yes I used a Star Trek TNG reference instead of Dr. Who one for this commentary. Just because I’m a who fan doesn’t mean I can’t watch a different franchise.
Update: speaking of courage and or the lack thereof:
Pamela Geller notices how the British government has tied itself in knots trying to distinguish Islam (good) from extremism (bad). Perhaps she and her colleague Robert Spencer could explain this problem to the British, if they weren’t banned from entering the country because of their “pro-Israel views”:
If only the British had the courage they had 70 years past.