"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
More thoughts on flag-wrapping I had another epiphany about the Arab/Left reaction to the flag-wrapping incident. There is a difference between the way the Left, and Arabs, see the American flag, and the way the way most Americans--and now, apparently Iraqis--see it. I see it as representing freedom and hope--because 9 times out of 10, that's what the American flag brings. The Left sees it as a symbol of opression and 'hegemony,' because they focus on the few instances when it has brought that--or just invent instances, or twist good instances into bad. Most Arabs seem to see it similarly. I think, of course, that they are ridiculous, but that, in large part, explains the collective hissy fit.
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