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    this is one of the best pieces I have ever read on this site, Lithium Cola.

    I have loved that short story for many years, and your take on it, connecting it to current events and Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo is nothing short of superb.

    I also want to echo what dewtx said:

    ... they may have simply been told over a long period of time that their good fortune will end if the child is freed...  But how do they know? Have they just been told that for so long by some ancient authority from the depths of time? Maybe it's a just myth, but one that they're now unwilling or uncourageous enough to question; that it just seems too dangerous or difficult to challenge the status quo.

    LeGuin is brilliant, and so is this diary.  Excellent, LC!!!

    Politics is like driving. To go backward, put it in R. To go forward, put it in D.
    President Barack Obama. At last.

    by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 05:08:00 PM PST

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