September 30, 2004


Stefan Beck quotes from Evelyn Waugh's contribution to an anthology on the seven deadly sins on sloth, and attributes that deadly sin to Kerry and his party:

"Sloth, he says, is not mere laziness — 'lying too long in the bath or postponing our letters of congratulation or condolence' — but rather 'sadness in the face of spiritual good.' It is knowing what will lead one to success, joy, or salvation, but remaining inert because 'the whole apparatus of salvation fills [one] with tedium and disgust.'"

The analysis of sloth itself is interesting, and the essay effectively pins it on Kerry and his party.

My conscience pins it on me, but that's (sigh!) another story.

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