"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Sep 21, 2011

Trial By Fire

Trial By Fire


Abonilox said...

I recall reading this article some time ago... I confess I subscribe to this literary supplement...

The death penalty is an ugly punctuation mark on a vulgar system of incarceration that we tolerate in this country.

Jack Crow said...

I tried to fathom being strapped to a death bed and having a needle slid into my veins, all the while knowing that my death was being stage handled as an illustration of power.

I can't do it. I know I'm going to die. I understand that there's a slim chance that I might even be murdered.

I cannot really wrap my thoughts around being executed after a four hour procedural delay.