Why do we complain of Nature? She has shown herself kindly; life, if you know how to use it, is long. But one man is possessed by greed that is insatiable, another by a toilsome devotion to tasks that are useless; one man is besotted with wine, another is paralyzed by sloth; one man is exhausted by an ambition that always hangs upon the decision of others…..
Character is important.
I’m tagging this with masculinity purely because it’s more important for men.
Vices beset us and surround us on every side, and they do not permit us to rise anew and lift up our eyes for the discernment of truth, but they keep us down when once they have overwhelmed us and we are chained to lust.
Their victims are never allowed to return to their true selves; if ever they chance to find some release, like the waters of the deep sea which continue to heave even after the storm is past, they are tossed about, and no rest from their lusts abides. Think you that I am speaking of the wretches whose evils are admitted?
The brilliant way I heard someone else put it was “they’ve managed to defeat America without a single shot being fired, because the Achilles’ heel of America is its credit card.”
I differ on one point: the West is already turning nasty to the mere idea of its dominance being challenged. I don’t think white people are the type to supplicate and accept second-class status among the people they donated to a ton of charities to help overtake them. The people who typically score lower on IQ tests, there are plenty of national IQ lists to prove it. How many of you would happily work for a stupid boss, compared to yourself?