Picking up on this story by Ezra Levant, we all now have an appreciation of what we are up against. We’re either fighting the real Taliban in Afghanistan or their speech brethren here in this country. They are not unrelated either. They both seek to muzzle opinion that breeches their particular brittle religions which brook no dissent. Although social liberalism and islamic talibanism appear at first glance to be miles apart, they are not. They share this central belief: no critical opinion is permitted and any that is offered is punished mercilessly by the State. True, the Taliban may use means that are more vigorous, but it’s generally the same sentiment all around.
Liberals hate any kind of war even just wars because it makes them face up to the fact that people will die in the service of their family and their country. It reminds them that life is not just one big orgasm and indeed sacrifice is required and has meaning.
A soldier will die for his woman. He will die for his children and his family. He will die for his friends and his fellow citizens who are supporting and sacrificing for him.
For me, if it came to it, I would do the same because I have a family.
But a liberal?
Liberals won’t die for anything because they know deep down in their souls that what they believe in is not worth dying for.