Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Freedom Must Be Lived on the Offensive

"Our ideas about openness, tolerance and freedom must be lived on the offensive. Voluntary self-limitation gives those who fight against our values a confirmation in advance that we will not stand behind them."
- Klaus Wowereit, openly-Gay mayor of Berlin, in response to Deutsche Oper's decision to cancel a production of Mozart's Idomeneo over a scene which featured a depiction of Mohammed: "Opera cancels over Muhammad scene", Washington Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Upholding Western Civilization

Looks like it's up to the Objectivists:

. . . between the Christian traditionalists and the modern pseudo-secular subjectivists, there is no one in the mainstream of our culture who is capable of defending the real Enlightenment-era foundations of our civilization. If the pope won't do it and leftist intellectuals won't do it—then I guess we're going to have to do it ourselves.
("Is the Left Secular?" - TIA Daily, September 18th)