High ideals, even, and low methods.

In Uncategorized on May 9, 2013 by tinfoilturban

Asalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmetullah,

Short one today. Thought I’d share a quote that I keep coming back to. I read a lot of fantasy novels and, like it or not, they end up colouring the lens through which I see the world. This quote, from Joe Abercrombie’s Red Country is a big part of that.

‘Evil turned out not to be a grand thing. Not sneering Emperors with their world-conquering designs. Not cackling demons plotting in the darkness beyond the world. It was small men with their small acts and their small reasons. It was selfishness and carelessness and waste. It was bad luck, incompetence, and stupidity. It was violence divorced from conscience or consequence. It was high ideals, even, and low methods.’

A more substantial post is on its way insha’Allah. I want to talk about actual conspiracies, confirmed ones, and how they differ from conspiracy theories.


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