21 June 2010

Shelby Steele Wisdom: Modernity is now the measure of man.

"The most interesting voice in all the fallout surrounding the Gaza flotilla incident is that sanctimonious and meddling voice known as "world opinion." At every turn "world opinion," like a school marm, takes offense and condemns Israel for yet another infraction of the world's moral sensibility. 
"If the Palestinians got everything they want—a sovereign nation and even, let's say, a nuclear weapon—they would wake the next morning still hounded by a sense of inferiority. For better or for worse, modernity is now the measure of man. And the quickest cover for inferiority is hatred. . . In other words, my hatred is my self-esteem.

Check out the whole article in Monday's Wall Street Journal (21 June 2010) 

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