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  •  Thanks for this, ExC. (9+ / 0-)

    This -

    Lo, it will be an easy life if you choose to worship the gun. Pats on the back for your conforming rage against weaker citizens. A flag in the driveway will shield you from ever having to admit you were the opposite of the most informed contributor to any discourse. Go on, keep listening with your pretty little mouth. Know this about twenty-odd pine boxes however. None of them is long enough to contain a rifle and they are going into dirt with a cargo un-redeemed by your blue steel religion.

    So here endeth the lesson:

    The refugees of our generation have been chosen, the cornerstone of our generation's moral testing has been thus laid. The awful, but inescapable, moral choices we face never come in the forms that patriotic fantasy or partisan doctrine prepared us for. Think Hurricane Katrina, think four or five simultaneous Nuclear meltdowns outside Tokyo. Think Tsunami.

    - reminded me very much of the writing of the best writer ever to inhabit these parts, the late and much-loved exmearden.

    Which is the highest praise I can accord.


    Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. - Paul Wellstone

    by occams hatchet on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 11:15:48 AM PDT

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