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  •  I think it's a Zen koan (1+ / 0-)
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    We have civil liberties while we're alive only if we DON'T have civil liberties while we're alive. Because WITH civil liberties we'd be dead, and wouldn't have any civil liberties, which we didn't have while we were alive either, because if we HAD civil liberties, we'd be dead, not alive.

    "I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly."--George Farquhar

    by slapshoe on Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 12:51:18 PM PST

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