Moral cowardice is the necessary consequence of discarding morality as
inconsequential. It is the common symptom of all intellectual appeasers. The
image of the brute is the symbol of an appeaser’s belief in the supremacy of
evil, which means—not in conscious terms, but in terms of his quaking,
cringing, blinding panic—that when his mind judges a thing to be evil, his
emotions proclaim its power, and the more evil, the more powerful.