Monday, May 30, 2005

Look at all them steamin' weenies

Thomas Jefferson: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
(This quote would read differently to a liberal or a conservative.)

Americans love "freedom," but the greatest freedom of all is the freedom to think for yourself. This seems to intimidate most Americans. Much easier to be guided by the government, or TV.

But then what do I know. To quote Maxine Hong Kingston: "A liberal arts education is good for knowing to look at anything from an inquisitive viewpoint, to have thoughts while shovelling shit."

Happy Memorial Day. Reflect on those who died for our liberty and our freedom, when those things used to be more than mere campaign slogans.

On the turntable: Bruce Springsteen, "Tracks"

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