Zorba by blog.goo.ne
It's no longer acceptable to be a racist except if you're a racist among racists.
It's no longer acceptable to be for drone warfare and endless American aggression around the world unless you're an amoral person among other amoral people.
It's no longer acceptable to be against universal healthcare unless you're a fully covered individual amongst other fully covered individuals of significant means or an employer gives you the stuff.
It's no longer acceptable to be against some form of gun control unless you are a reactionary conspiracy theorist amongst other reactionary conspiracy theorists.
It's no longer acceptable to be against a woman's right to choose, period.
It's no longer acceptable to be homophobic unless you are an ignorant homophobe amongst other ignorant homophobes.
It's no longer acceptable to be anti-immigration unless you're a "Mexican" hating xenophobe amongst other "Mexican" hating xenophobes.
It's no longer acceptable to be anti-government assistance unless you are a selfish a**hole amongst other selfish a**holes. *
"The canary began to sing again. The sun had struck it, and
its throat and tiny breast had filled with song. Francis gazed at it for a long
time, not speaking, his mouth hanging half opened, his eyes dimmed with tears.
"The canary is like man's soul," he whispered finally. "It sees bars round it, but instead of despairing, it sings. It sings, and wait and see, Brother Leo: one day its song shall break the bars." Nikos Kazantzakis, Saint Francis
"If only we know, boss, what the stones and rain and flowers say. Maybe they call -- call us -- and we don't hear them. When will people's ears open, boss? When shall we have our eyes open to see? When shall we open our arms to embrace everything -- stones, rain, flowers, and men? What d'you think about that, boss? And what do your books have to say about it." Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba The Greek
" The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. " Thomas Merton
If there is a God
He sings joyously
Franklin Cincinnatus, 1976
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