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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Zola’s Message: “Kill The Hero”

Emily Zola exhorted the novelists to “kill the hero”—the novelists must do this because, their duty, Zola asserts, is to describe the ordinary course of average lives. The liberals are infected with a certain Zola kind of anti-hero nihilism; they lust to destroy the heroes in every walk of life, and allow only the average lives (the meek, humble, and mediocre, who are easy to control) to remain. If a man, a community, or an organization shows signs of making heroic efforts to achieve something monumental and useful, the liberals will try to destroy them.

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