"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.
When will my breathless thirst for blood and human flesh be satiated? Well, I'll tell you. Having been labeled a warmonger in a charming letter to the editor in my student newspaper this week, this bit (from a weeks old column by James Lileks) made me smile.
Q: When will you war-maddened, war-crazed, war-loving war-nuts be satisfied?
A: When Iran has a secular government, Egypt isn't paid $2 billion a year to hate us, Saudi oil revenues plummet and they cease to fund radical mosques, Syrian fascism topples, terrorists have no safe harbor and the Palestinians decide that peace, not death, is the shape of the future.
As John Lennon said: You may say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one.
In other news, why are his columns so dang hard to find?