Thursday 19 April 2018

Europe slumbers as wars of civilisation rage on frontiers

Kevin Myers

An apocryphal internet tale provides a double insight into the fundamental problems of the Western world. A senior Australian army officer, General Peter Cosgrave, is being interviewed by a woman presenter. She questions him about a scheme to introduce boy scouts to army barracks. What will they do there, she asks; he replies, climbing, canoeing, archery and rifle-shooting.

"Shooting? Don't you admit that that's a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children? You're equipping them to become violent killers."

"Well ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, and you're not one, are you?"

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