" Pretty soon Sherburn sort of laughed,
not the pleasant kind but the kind that makes you feel
like when you are eating
bread that got sand in it"
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- You had not aged a bit , Colonel since we talked for the first time in the Y2005.
- I saved our discussion http://www.opednews.com/Diary/I-am-talking-with-Colonel-by-Mark-Sashine-050628-280.html
You are still the same- a proud Southern aristocrat, talking to the lynching mob with a rifle in your hand. I though had aged considerably. Misery withers us, Colonel; we are in deep trouble even more than before. We thought the imbecile in power was the worst we could get but now we have a droner. This one kills from afar and then talks about peace. If he was in charge in your time, Colonel, he would not have rushed with the mob; he would have put you on the list and quietly shot you in the back. Or he would have sent a drone to destroy your house and kill all in it; so effective we had become, Colonel. Oh, BTW, he is African- American. Turned out that we are the same after all; malice and cowardice do not discriminate.
"The idea of you lynching anybody! It's amusing. The idea of you thinking that you had pluck enough to lynch a man!. .Why, a man's safe in the hands of ten thousand of your kind- as long as it is daytime and you're not behind him.."
- Oh yes, Colonel. But you see, now lynching had become an entertainment. We lynch someone far away and then we watch on TV how a person dies. It makes our day. Also we involve others. A chromium creature, all legs, breasts and teeth comes out on the screen and explains how great it is that our drone shot at the Libyan convoy with the French missile and using British guidance system. What a cooperation! And we laugh, Colonel, we laugh like hysterical bullies at the suffering of others; we are drunk with blood, Colonel. I am sincerely happy for you that you had only to deal with ordinary mobsters.
- ".. The average man's a coward. In the North he lets anybody walk over him that wants to and goes home and prays fro a humble spirit to bear it."