Monday, June 21, 2010

Thanks to the sanest man in Australian Journalism Andrew Bolt

US historian Shelby Steele on the slow death of the West:

One reason for this is that the entire Western world has suffered from a deficit of moral authority for decades now.

Today we in the West are reluctant to use our full military might in war lest we seem imperialistic; we hesitate to enforce our borders lest we seem racist; we are reluctant to ask for assimilation from new immigrants lest we seem xenophobic; and we are pained to give Western Civilization primacy in our educational curricula lest we seem supremacist.

Today the West lives on the defensive, the very legitimacy of our modern societies requiring constant dissociation from the sins of the Western past—racism, economic exploitation, imperialism and so on."

Just do not have the bottle to defend the enlightenment

Wonder if they know what living in an unlightened society is like.

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