Posted on | August 25, 2013 | 50 Comments
Loosely translated, “Death before dishonor.”
Brand-new blogger Brad the Bastard paid me this high compliment:
When Stacy dies his wife should save herself some money and put just one word on his tombstone — RELENTLESS.
Did anyone think that when I caught the whiff of bovine excrement around the “Free Kate” narrative, and realized those trashy grifters were trying to use gay rights to undermine age-of-consent laws, that I was going to stop fighting before the foe was vanquished?
Hell to the no.
A principle was at stake. Liars should never triumph over the honest, nor should the virtuous fear the evildoer, and whatever you think about lesbianism or teen sex, a respect for the rule of law is all that stands between us and the utmost savagery.
Having chosen this fight, it would have been dishonorable for me to have given up the fight, knowing how the Hunt family had lied and demonized those who stood on the side of law and decency.
“To live for the moment is the prevailing passion — to live for yourself, not for your predecessors or posterity. We are fast losing the sense of historical continuity, the sense of belonging to a succession of generations originating in the past and stretching into the future.”
– Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism
Too often nowadays, we lose sight of our heritage and forget how our ancestors prevailed under circumstances far more daunting than anything we are likely to face today. The descendants of patriots and pioneers ought never forget how God preserved their ancestors in the struggle. We should strive to emulate that antique courage, to deserve the good name they have bequeathed us, and to pass along this invaluable patrimony that is ours by inheritance.
Each of us, as Americans, are heirs to this tradition, of the men who crossed the Delaware and marched in the snow that bitter December night to surprise the Hessian troops at Trenton. Likewise every patriot gets choked up with pride to think how, in another bitter December, the commander of those G.I.s surrounded at Bastogne received the German demand for surrender and replied with one word: “Nuts.”
Knowing what miracles were wrought in our history to deliver to us this republic, are we to be cheated of our rightful inheritance by thugs and liars and their dishonest enablers in the intellectual elite?
Hell to the no.
Courage is contagious. Stand up and fight, and if you can withstand the enemy’s ferocious attacks, other good and decent people will be inspired by your example and rally to your standard.
Most of all, make up your mind at the outset of the fight:
Success in any endeavor starts with the resolute determination to succeed. No matter how formidable the competition, hold your head up high. They’re no better than you, and victory begins with the decision to rule out the possibility of defeat. “Can’t never could.”
Hit ‘em as hard as you can, and keep hitting until you win.
Death before dishonor!