In the March 6 Conversations piece, “Up In Arms,” Boatrocker implied that the Spartan defense at Thermopylae was a pointless slaughter. She omits the fact that 300 brave men (sheep dogs) stood up to about 2 million invading Persians (wolves). The Persians offered to spare the Spartans if they gave up their weapons. The Spartans refused. They fought day after day and ultimately repulsed the Persians. And because this red line was drawn and defended Greece and, subsequently, Western civilization survived and flourished.
Perhaps “sheeple” like Boatrocker prefer hanging with the shambling pajama-people shackled by unyielding religiosity? Perhaps led by a nose ring by tyrants, despots and demagogues?
— Michael Redfox