Didymos Thomas;124842 wrote:
Of course he had to accept violence as part of life, because violence is part of life.
If I could portray myself through my writing, and who does not, would I wish to appear sensitive, understanding, and tender to the troubles of mankind??? As much as we appreciate the artsy fartsy among us, the liberated gays, and the angels above it all, we more commonly appreciate the man who creates with a will, like Rodin's thinker, and what ever is his tough turd...For a man, the act of creation is not less than labor is for a woman, attended by danger and pain, but that one who treads upon dangerous mental ground, and demeans it, demans it for all... Creation is recreation, and many die in the process, or simply fail...Violence is the stuff of life, but to a degree unnecessary...In the treatment of it we should be careful to not glorify it....As Lawrence said of American literature; It is all about death...We have a death wish here, to kill and be killed, to glory in it, like an ancient Roman...It is because we know unconsciously that we, this place, this nation is the result of so many failed philosophies...Look behind the facade, and you find another facade...