Archive for August 30th, 2011

One World Less

“’til that moment I had never realized what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man. When I saw the prisoner step aside to avoid the puddle, I saw the mystery, the unspeakable wrongness of cutting a life short while it is in full tide. He and we were a party of men walking together, seeing, hearing, feeling, understanding the same world and in two minutes, with a sudden snap, one of us would gone—one mind less, one world less.”

Reflections on George Orwell’s A Hanging, from The American Conservative:


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“Former Vice President Dick Cheney was given a multi-million-dollar contract to write a book about his political career. According to Cheney’s media hype, the book, called In My Time, will have “heads exploding all over Washington.” The Darth Vader of the Bush administration offers no apologies and feels no remorse. But peace activists around the country are stealthily gearing up to visit bookstores, grab a stack of books, and deposit them where they belong — the crime section.”

10 reasons why: http://original.antiwar.com/mbenjamin/2011/08/29/10-reasons-to-move-cheneys-book-to-the-crime-section/

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(Thanks to Fr Gregory)

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