31 October 2010

The sole unbreakable bond of union

The fundamental bulwark of civilization is justice. The willingness of the powers that be "to stand, come what may, for justice, the sole unbreakable bond of union between civilized men" (The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt, 1994; page 112, quoting Clemenceau) is the hallmark of civilized society. 
When Supreme Ruler is defined as the God of vengeance, it means that the sense of justice embodied in that characterization of the divine is the root and the definer of how the society ruled by that God would be organized.  

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