Making the world safe

…from the quill of Antisthenes

The parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings, children, lovers and friends of our soldiers who died or came to harm in the liberated Afghanistan could be pleased to know that their sacrifice was not in vain. The last Christian church there was razed to the ground last year. [US State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report] Australian taxpayers and the Australian Defence Force keep the world safe for Islam.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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