19 January, 2011

General Robert E. Lee



Sauros said...

What Lincoln did was necessary to bind the union together. Whether you like it or not, 'big government' is vital to the maintenance of society. We are a much tidier and more predictable nation thanks to the forceful actions of Lincoln, a truly great ruler. The crisis Lincoln faced proved that ancient scraps of parchment aren't enough in certain circumstances. Some circumstances demand Leadership no matter the cost to inconsequential outcasts and malcontents.

WP said...

Lincoln was a tyrant- just as your profile suggests you are.

Sauros said...

Some of the finest rulers of ancient Greece were popularly backed tyrants. Their accomplishments are wide ranging and quite laudable. It's the same with Lincoln. Collectivism is the norm throughout history, or as Zbigniew Brzezinski puts it in <span>The Grand Chessboard</span>, "Hegemony is as old as mankind." Bouts of rabid individualism are rare, short lived, and historically open the floodgates to severe system perturbations. Despite all their admirable traits, tyrants of old are primitive compared with scientific totalitarianism, i.e. technetronic hegemony. I detect a problem with authority figures.