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If in some smothering dreams you too could pace…

Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 18 years ago, in 2006, on the World Wide Web.

I have a new project. It’s a weblog called Dulce Et Decorum Est.

The means my ends will be anti-war cultural artefacts, both historical and contemporary. I don’t just mean agitprop by anti-war activists; I also mean artefacts that record the experiences of ordinary soldiers and civilians in times of war. This is not the place to go for commentary, analysis, or debate on current events; more or less none of the content will even be original to this website. It will be a place for facts, and for things, and for people. My intent is simply to remember our history (including the history we are making right now), and in so doing to strip the mask from off the War Party, revealing not glory, not honor, not heroism, but rather a grinning Death’s Head underneath.

— About: Dulce Et Decorum Est

The first post is the eponymous poem about the Great War by Wilfred Owen, DULCE ET DECORUM EST. There will be more to come. Please read yourself, and let anyone know who you think might be interested.

3 replies to If in some smothering dreams you too could pace… Use a feed to Follow replies to this article

  1. The Garbageman

    Chaz (can I call you Chaz?),

    Do you mind getting an RSS feed for the new blog? I’d love to keep track of it.

    Great idea, by the way.

  2. Otto Kerner

    “a major liability in the clash of civilizations” … I never thought I’d see you quoting the evil, bizarro version of Charles Johnson.

  3. Rad Geek


    The website already has newsfeeds generated automatically by WordPress.

    The main feed (Atom 1.0, if that matters) is at . If you need a different flavor of syndication format, you can use the standard WordPress URIs:

    • RSS 2.0:
    • RSS 1.0:
    • RSS 0.92:

    Hope this helps.


    Unfortunately, I’m the one with the goatee, so that apparently makes me the evil Charles Johnson.

    I noticed the quote — in reference to that cabal of radical anti-militarists in the mainstream media, damn their eyes — in a back issue of Reason that I was reading the other day, and thought it was just far too magnificent not to use somewhere.

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