Tuesday, June 28, 2005

'Suicide by moral aphasia'

Armavirumque helpfully posts on a topic I've tried several times to express with no success:
The media’s collusion in the orgy of self-loathing is repellent. The spectacle of self-loathing on the part of many of our society’s most privileged members is both shocking and depressing. I have been in the habit of saying these past few years that Islamic fundamentalism is a threat to our civilization at least as big as Communism. I still believe that, but the inner paralysis cultivated and purveyed by our cultural mandarins confronts us with an even graver prospect: suicide by moral aphasia.
The post begins and ends with flag-burning, but it's the middle part that's especially pertinent.

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