Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C.S. Lewis--

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Iraqi Shoe-Thrower

It just goes to show that those who don't have the courage to confront evil men will try to convince themselves of their courage by confronting good men. He finds himself in the company of those moral giants in West Germany who demonstrated against placing missiles there during the Cold War and the college students in South Korea who think protesting against US bases there is more important than protesting the fact that their fellow Koreans up north are forced to survive on tree bark so that their tyrannical leader can drink Chablis.