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Conservatives: don´t despair of our
corrupted, decadent age. Write about it

Telegraph (U.K.), by Tim Stanley

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Posted By:Drive, 8/2/2013 7:38:17 AM

On November 25, 1970, writer Yukio Mishima and four of his friends paid a visit to the commandant of the Tokyo camp of Japan´s eastern army. After the commandant poured tea, things turned weird. The visitors tied the officer to his chair, took him hostage and demanded that entire camp gather beneath his balcony. When the soldiers were assembled, Mishima extolled them to hold a coup to restore the authority of the emperor. The audience laughed. Realising that he was getting nowhere, Mishima knelt down on the floor and committed ritual suicide

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 8/2/2013 7:57:29 AM     (No. 9454316)

I always thought this era was ripe for fiction. At least keep a journal; you´ll be glad you did if for no other reason than to prove what crooks we have in DC.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: plumnellie, 8/2/2013 8:49:49 AM     (No. 9454431)

Interesting article. Loaded with good examples and clear purpose. I agree that we need to be proactive in our response to the lost world around us and write, draw, paint, compose music..do whatever one can do to create an artistic record of events. And, do it without using degrading representations. Raise the bar and elevate the conversation. That is what conservatives can do. Let´s get moving!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/2/2013 9:52:41 AM     (No. 9454565)

Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: raphaela, 8/2/2013 10:04:49 AM     (No. 9454597)

This is why media of all types is dead: in the public sphere there is no elevation of morality, nothing is worshiped except the self. Writers cannot write because they have no knowledge of right and wrong. Film makers are caught up in images, not people and the struggles they endure. There is no such thing as character, pureness of heart, innocence. We have elevated 3rd world thinking and denigrated Western Civilization. A turnaround will take 50 years.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jlw509, 8/2/2013 10:06:30 AM     (No. 9454599)

"Cleanse my heart … let me rage correctly."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/2/2013 10:55:17 AM     (No. 9454738)

Tim Stanley writes a brilliant and timely philosophical piece. Mishima was known as "Yesterday´s Dreamer." Perhaps some of us are, too. He hated all he saw in post-war Japan and longed for the traditionalism, the purity of a bygone era. His hara-kiri was a call to restore the glory of the Japanese military but the Self Defense Forces weren´t interested. He was booed, heckled and ultimately he failed in his attempt to revive nationalism.
The lesson is obvious: Since Mishima was such a powerful writer, he should have used his pen to appeal to the Japanese people, not his sword.
L-Dotters are bright and lively wordsmiths. I agree. Let´s MOVE!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: plumnellie, 8/2/2013 11:02:37 AM     (No. 9454764)

Yes, let us all use our talents for writing and any others that are so apparent by many posters on LCom. I am not talking about the negative nellies...but the Believers who know the power of prayer and can ask God to use their writing,etc for His glory. Most of us know not to look to man/politics to pin our hopes upon...and most of us know who the Enemy is...and most of us can recognize when the Enemy is using others to harm us. Still and all that is not important. We can indeed turn our eyes upon the Lord and remember He is our Savior, Hope, Door, Truth and Light. I may just have to dust off my unfinished writings and get moving. Hope others join me.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: DocH, 8/2/2013 11:06:53 AM     (No. 9454778)

Modern society will turn to the eternal principles the author admires only when it has absolutely no other choice.

That will happen -- it is as inevitable as sunrise -- but the question is, when will that be?

When "the Gods of the Copybook Headings, with terror and slaughter, return."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jglas, 8/2/2013 11:20:36 AM     (No. 9454807)

Ok I´ll write. As long as we`re free to pursue happiness as we see fit I don`t care if others behave badly (e.g. immorally, unethically, foolishly or self destructively, excepting criminal behavior). I hate the federal government (as opposed to state and local government from which people can escape with their feet) controlling our behavior more than I hate people behaving badly even when the government is forcing, perhaps I should say nudging, people to behave the way I think they should behave. Unfortunately behavior control is exactly what we`re beginning to get with this regime. Now they have a ´Nudge´ squad to nudge us into proper government sanctioned behavior and of course the IRS and Obamacare will see to it that will include what we eat, inhale, drink, watch, shoot and drive. Eventually we will be nudged about where we live, where we go, what we say and away from bad influences like church. The government run schools see to it we are all schooled from birth in the acceptable way to live so they´re already nudging our thinking. Eventually they´ll drop the ´Nudge´ and call them ´Truth´ squads and 1984 will have arrived. That´s what I hate.

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