Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Call Me Dave And His Purple Sword

Couple of interesting posts by the Great Steyn, here and here. He's writing about the culture of passivity and the corollary, the belief that Big Government can fix all our problems, without so much as requiring us to even think about unpleasant facts. Ironically enough, there was an excellent example of that thesis in the beyond-parody reaction to the first article, with Leftists charging Steyn with 'insensitivity'.

This all feeds into what I was on about in that last post. Whatever feints Call Me Dave makes in the direction of encouraging personal responsibility, his instincts are still firmly rooted at the 'purple swords only on stage' end of the spectrum, which is why he always falls back on the language of the greetings card industry.

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