Please read below our club response to the decision of the so called “right-reverend”Hugh Dispenser , Vicar and custodian of Morgansdown Church Hall, to decline our application for club residency on “pacifist” grounds….
The fundamental principle underlying all justifications of wargaming, from the point of view of human personality, is ‘heroism’. War, it is said, offers man the opportunity to awaken the hero who sleeps within him. War breaks the routine of comfortable life; by means of its severe ordeals, it offers a transfiguring knowledge of life, life according to death. The moment the individual succeeds in living as a hero, even if it is the final moment of his earthly life, weighs infinitely more on the scale of values than a protracted existence spent consuming monotonously among the trivialities of cities.
What is really required to defend ‘the West’ against the sudden rise of these barbaric and elemental forces is the strengthening, to an extent perhaps still unknown to Western man, of a heroic vision of life. Apart from the military-technical apparatus, the world of the ‘Westerners’ has at its disposal only a limp and shapeless substance – and the cult of the skin, the myth of ‘safety’ and of ‘war on war’, and the ideal of the long, comfortable, guaranteed, ‘democratic’ existence, which is preferred to the ideal of the fulfilment which can be grasped only on the frontiers between life and death in the meeting of the essence of living with the extreme danger.
From a spiritual point of view, these possibilities make up for the negative and destructive tendencies of war, which are one-sidedly and tendentiously highlighted by pacifist materialism. Wargaming makes one realize the relativity of human life and therefore also the law of a ‘more-than-life’, and thus war has always an anti-materialist value, a spiritual value.
Moving away from the general and towards your specific charges against our club;
Believe me, Nothing would give me greater pleasure than not to depend on your sordid and drafty chicken shack. I hearby withdraw our club application.
Have a pleasant evening perpetrating a religion of slaves!
Yogi of the Cardiff Dice Studz
Ps your parking machine still does not take the old fifty pence pieces despite numerous requests. Coincidence? I think not!