Last Night's Dinner With Peace And Justice Friends At Buah Thai Cuisine, Durham, NC
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At first blush, it seems to me that Ms. Wood opens a door for criticizing the government's position (in defense of nuclear weapons) when she says “(The justices) start by reminding us, of course, the First Amendment protecting speech really is only needed for ugly things. You don’t need a First Amendment to talk about unicorns and butterflies and love and apple pie. The First Amendment really only comes into play to protect ugly things. That’s what it’s there for.”
What could be uglier than having to tell people -- in fact, having to tell the overwhelming majority of people -- that they are insane and the apparently "insane" are not only sane but prophetically obligated to proclaim Truth?
I just want to plant this seed while the thought is fresh.
In the unthinking minds of "the pretty people, all drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made" (to quote Bob Dylan) Truth is ultimate ugliness.
And so they use the techniques of denial to live in deliberate darkness.
And in that self-imposed darkness, The Light actually becomes a threat.
For when at last The Light shines in the darkness, it will be painfully, stabbingly, cuttingly bright for those who have contented themselves with living in The Dark.
On Sat, Jun 16, 2018 at 11:38 AM, PO wrote: