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From “Network”: “Here is the truth,” Bryan Cranston’s character Howard Beale says in a monologue. “The real truth, the thing we must be most afraid of is the destructive power of absolute beliefs — that we can know anything conclusively, absolutely — whether we are compelled to it by anger, fear, righteousness, injustice, indignation.” “As soon as you have ossified that belief,” he adds, “as soon as you start believing in the absolute, you stop believing in human beings, as mad and tragic as they are… in all their complexity, their otherness, their intractable reality… The only commitment any of… Read more »
Many of the folks featured in this video have pinkies that know more about making peace with neighbors than Bagley, Capron and their Stand warmongers will ever know no matter how many lives they live
Very nice. If this doesn’t describe the dynamics of the awful state this battered town is in right now (war), I don’t know that would. People can whip themselves up into an apetite for war. And have. An apetite for destruction, to get meta. Wars can be fought without visible bloodshed, but not without crippling casualties. Constant conflict. Strife. Pain. Isolation. Us vs. Them. Deep and lasting divisions. PTSD. Disunity. Hate. Disdain for weakness, empathy, and the suffering of others. All that. All the while, Stand With Ross Valley Schools bleats, “We’re the victims of bully billionaires! Help, they are… Read more »