"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"It is impossible for me to say in my book one word about all that music has meant in my life. How then can I hope to be understood?--Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Thursday, February 02, 2017

"This is the hand, the hand that takes...."

In Ray Bradbury's famous butterfly-induced timeline-change story "A Sound of Thunder," when the time travelers return to the now-fascist present words are misspelled and language is used differently. Basically, people have become dipshits because of this ideology.

And from what is happening, it definitely appears to be some kind of transmissible stupidity virus that also suppresses conscience.

If history is any guide, the only antidote that's ever worked has been force. Let's hope force of law is sufficient.
"Cause when love is gone,
There's always justice.
And when justice is gone,
there's always force.
And when force is gone,
There's always Mom.
Hi, Mom!"

It's just the way my mind works.  Because, yeah, Bradbury's future seems closer and closer every day.


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