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Saturday, December 13, 2014

God Is Dead... Again

Jean-Paul Sartre
Still frame from The Turin Horse

I.

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?
- Frederich Nietzsche

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sartre On Collective Responsibilty And The Solace Of Optimism

Jean-Paul Sartre
Photo: El Mercurio

This paragraph from a biography of Jean-Paul Sartre echoes my feelings today for the West in general, and the United States in particular.

(Emphases are mine, as is the inserted footnote. For the sake of sheer sanity on my part, I removed the footnotes provided by the author. You can purchase the book for those.)

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

SB 1062 & The Soul Of The U.S.A.

Very Small Business
A very small business, from Sheknows Parenting

I listened to Rich Lowry yesterday, sounding very reasonable, on KCRW's Left, Right & Center explaining that Arizona's now-tanked SB 1060 bill was merely a tweak to existing state and federal laws protecting business owners from undue burdens upon their religious freedoms absent a "compelling government interest." This view is also expressed in this post at a "Right"-eous Christian blog.
I'm going to grant the point and proceed from there.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Cowardice Of The Right: A Haiku

Ford Picket Line Violence
Ford Picket Line Violence

The conflict resolved
Ascendant right does pograms
Left wins, no kill-list
It's safer to be a right-winger.