Goliath's Club

By R.

The American Moderate, like the American Conservative, has always been a tolerant and forgiving fellow when it comes to violence. He'll forgive the Indian killer and the slaver, the murdering cop and the armed invader, the groper and feeler-up, the thieving capitalists' bought lawmen and their night-time raids, the soul-stealing warden and jailer, the war-mongering politician and the smooth-talking merchants of death. But if the poor or beaten down so much as throw a rock or break a window, the Moderate will condemn and destroy them. In the company of David and Goliath, the Moderate would beat the former with his own sling while praising Goliath's bloody club.