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Thursday, September 19, 2019

A Couple of Links

Came across a couple of thought provoking posts this morning:
  1. The Ahmari-French Debate That Should Have Been, a discussion of morality versus the constitution.
  2. SEX, an acronym for the Society for the Encouragement of Xenophobia.
I am not a particularly religious guy, but I tend to think that the Christian religion has a lot to do with the success of Western Civilization. Much of the criticism of the Christian religion comes from the excessive zeal of some of the leaders. The criticisms no doubt have merit, but let's not throw the baby out with the bath water.

I've been watching foreign historical dramas with my wife for a while now (at least a year), and one thing that comes through is that people who are unconstrained are often very bad actors (bad actors in that they engage in bad actions, not because they are bad actors in the theatrical sense).

If people are going to live in the company of others (and enjoy the benefits that accrue from such company), they are going to have restrain their worse impulses. Teaching people to control themselves has been the role of societies leaders for as long as people have been hanging around together.

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