Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Collective

your culture will adapt to service us
you will be assimilated
resistance is futile

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Why not submit to Islam? Have you considered the benefits of membership in a global collective, acting as one, growing in strength with each new member?

If you're not impressed with that suggestion (likely), let's discuss why you're not impressed.

Going back to the ancient Greeks, the western intellectual tradition has had very specific contours. Whether or not we're aware of it, these contours continue to determine how we value and evaluate information, the way we judge what others are saying to us, and the way we behave politically. It's a tradition of radical doubt and radical individualism in which great individuals, often working centuries apart and against the current of their times, engaged in a philosophical and scientific conversation that has ultimately led to the civilization we know today.

In the last post here, I talked about everything being on the table in a way that few are prepared for. The truth, however, is that for the west that's nothing new. Everything has always been on the table, including the most sacred truths. That, in essence, is our tradition, a tradition of doubt and brutal self examination.

In action, this brilliant tradition rarely looks so brilliant. It's messy, often encumbered with self serving agendas and short sighted gatekeepers. It's also easily misunderstood as being weak.

We should let others make that mistake. We shouldn't make it ourselves.

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Blogger No Apology said...

So right. It is a tradition which has the ability to right itself,
and to defend itself against all aggressors. Right now many of are taking a good, hard look at ourselves, even as we engage the enemy. It is sometimes a mental stretch for me to include lands outside the USA. But I have known, personally, Aussies, New Zealanders, Brits, South Africans, who hold the sword of freedom
high, and will never bend their knee in Dhimmitude of any stripe. Knowing that makes me want to join hands with all who will take up the sword, or the pen and defend this earth from the despots and demons within and without.

-No Apology (David)

7:44 PM  
Anonymous xoggoth said...

They do have a marked similarity to the Borg. Maybe Star Trek had greater depth than we gave it credit for.

9:35 AM  

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