Saturday, July 7, 2012

From Facebook:

The Right wants to believe they are losing the culture wars because everyone is out to get them. When in reality they are losing because they have thrown away their traditional roots and have been selective about when to apply morality. For example, gay marriage and abortion- they appeal to Natural Law and a higher morality. But on finance, medical coverage, and insurance, the Right makes a 180 degree turn and goes all 'social darwinism' on us.

Because when a single mother needs assistance, Jesus is looking over her shoulder and wagging his finger in disapproval. But when we talk about business ethics of the financial industry, all of a sudden Jesus doesn't exist and we are living in Hobbes's state of nature.

How do we keep people from seeing these inconsistencies? De-fund humanities and language programs- the foundations of a conservative world view.


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I teach them all the good I can, and recommend them to others from whom I think they will get some moral benefit. And the treasures that the wise men of old have left us in their writings I open and explore with my friends. If we come on any good thing, we extract it, and we set much store on being useful to one another. - Socrates, Memorabilia
What we maintain is that in none of the problems of life can men afford to lose sight of the storehouse bequeathed to them by the ancients. In the complexus of everything which differentiates man from the brute creation, the voice of antiquity must be heard...

-H. Browne, quoted in "Classics and Citizenship" The Classical Quarterly, 1920