Whether conquering the unexplored, beating the competition, subduing nature, overpowering bad guys, conquering disease, converting “backward” peoples, having a war on drugs or winning at football, Western man makes war on everything. Competition is the Western way. The military modality of powerful leaders marshaling their forces into campaigns with battle plans and strategies, foot soldiers and heroes, and most importantly victories and defeats, winners and losers, is what has brought the West its self-appointed glory. We do not understand harmony. We understand winning. Second place is oblivion, nice guys finish last. Who was the second man to land on the moon? Who was the second man to fly solo across the Atlantic?
POSTED ON: July 5, 2016, 5:00 pm BY Ross Bishop