Will Grigg


Will Grigg, blogger and author of Liberty in Eclipse, discusses the “Character First” program spun off from Bill Gothard’s increasingly popular Christian ministry (or authoritarian cult) that advocates abject deference to a military-style hierarchy in all human interactions; parallels with prewar Germany’s rising authoritarianism; and why true character (like Bradley Manning’s) is revealed through bravely opposing unjust authority, not blindly following orders.

MP3 here. (20:01)

Will Grigg writes the blog Pro Libertate and is the author of Liberty in Eclipse.

2 thoughts on “Will Grigg”

  1. The association between Christianity and authority-worship bothers me, so I appreciate that Will is careful to distinguish between Christianity and this weird cult that (I suppose) steals it's collective brain. E.g., as a kid I noticed serve your country as one of those weird adult figures of speech that you were supposed to understand by osmosis. I called the bluff: The State and the Country are distinct entities and have distinct interests; while you can unambiguously 'serve' the State by e.g. obeying it, serving your Country -er- -well- has no such feature. I thought this insight was both Christian and American as I understood both -and it was inspired by both in exactly the sense I was taught them …but hey, if it really is flagwaving cross-toters telling us that e.g. torture is about getting accurate information to send up the chain, maybe I finally found an excuse for the lapse. Best show in days, as usual with Will.

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