Whither Now?

Following the lead of Nightfly, the ever clear-sighted Mark Steyn weighs in. Read all of it, but especially the summation:

This is the beginning of a long existential struggle, for Britain and the West. It’s hard not to be moved by the sight of Londoners calmly going about their business as usual in the face of terrorism. But, if the governing class goes about business as usual, that’s not a stiff upper lip but a death wish.

These are serious times, and we have a long struggle ahead, and there will be many bumps in the road. We must reaffirm our resolve and seriously crack down on these groups. Now.

2 Responses to “Whither Now?”

  1. Nightfly says:

    All I can say is, Wow. “Mark Steyn follows Nightfly’s lead” is the highest praise ever put on my work (and a sentence I’d never thought I’d see unless Mr. Steyn was behind me on a line at Starbucks). And, of course, his essay is smashingly good.
    Related: today’s Newark Star Ledger had a bitty little blurb above the masthead, a teaser for their op-ed coverage of the bombings: “Commentators try to explain the unexplainable.” Excuse me, but WTF? Of course it’s explainable. Steyn just did it magnificently. He’s been saying it for four years, now, so it’s not like it’s not out there.
    What the Ledger really means is that they’re too damned timid to understand, and too slothful in any case to do anything about it: to the point that they don’t want to see anyone else act, either. Those six words are the salutation of a suicide note. They’ve spent 35 years eroding a grave for themselves with this refusal to think, and are now patiently waiting for someone to shovel the dirt on them; it would be unhelpful and judgemental to point out that they’re not dead.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Fly, your past few essays have been brilliant. It has been a pleasure to read them.

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