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The truth is death

But life is living as if it were life

The truth is solitude

But life is living as if it were community

The truth is secrecy

But life is living as if it were openness.

 

Where trust departs

Is where the ends don't meet

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Where a fool at best exposes the game

And gets us killed advertently

Or inadvertently.

 

Who would compare Europe in1943

To America in 2007?

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Camus must be spinning in his grave.

Every effective resistance has only

Endangered itself,

Has never proclaimed its strength openly,

Has never underestimated the enemy.

 

Let's just say saving 7300 Jews from the Holocaust

Was a different proposition when

Advanced electronics was

Equivalent

To breaking Enigma.

 

Okay?

 

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I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
 

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