Libido Dominandi

The intellectual life of our age is characterized by a squishy goulash of subtleties all the way to the bottom of the pot, a farrago of pomothot, and the purveyors of this pomothot are often quite clever — they don’t hate labels because they can’t follow arguments. They hate labels because they can follow them, and those arguments get in the way of their lusts. Remember that the devil is a dialectician.

—Doug Wilson, Lusts and Labels

Or, why power hungry politicians should stop pushing trash around with limp-handled shovels.