29 April 2008

The Virtues of Our Sons

From JD Johannes via Blackfive.

THE VIRTUES of our sons, hope, love, fortitude are tested in a crucible every minute of every day in Iraq and Afghanistan. For centuries, these virtues were lauded as the foundation of culture and society. But in the post-modern era they are shunned precisely because they are virtues and most of all fortitude is ignored because it is virtue that can be witnessed in action.

Hope is used as a campaign slogan, love as a lyric, but fortitude requires a choice and action during encounters with mortal adversaries of the good.

A society that denies the virtues of its sons in battle, will cease to exist, because it is only through battle with the mortal enemy of the good that evil is defeated.

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