On Not Tiring

by Jay Nordlinger

Dr. K. has written a great column today (here). (I’m not referring to Kissinger, perhaps I should say.) It’s about Israel and Gaza. It says the necessary.

You know part of its greatness? Dr. K. is willing to explain matters, even though he has been doing it for years and decades. I myself am weary: weary of going over the fundamentals, time after time. (You might not know it from the below postings, true, but I am.) I know that Charles would rather spend his time on other subjects. But sometimes you don’t get to choose: The world chooses for you.

In a post back in February, I said this:

. . . I was talking to Mauricio Claver-Carone, the editor of the Capitol Hill Cubans site. Essentially, I thanked him for getting out of bed every morning to do battle with [] Castro apologists. I know how thankless this task can be. He quoted the slogan of Leopoldo López, the Venezuelan oppositionist who is now a guest in [chavista] prisons: “El que se cansa, pierde” — “He who tires, loses.” The Castros and the Chávezes and the Maduros and their apologists never tire — ever. Their opponents must not either, if they can possibly help it.

A deep bow to all those who, in right and necessary battles, tire not.