“Imagine a libertarian president challenging Congress to repeal the PATRIOT Act.”
--Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson
Why do you always assign me homework? ;-)I'm reading now...
Because, unlike my students, you will actually do it.Hopefully because you know that I will only steer you to good things.
Oh, wow. Just finished "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas." Oh, wow.Initial thoughts - god, I have so many. Can society flourish without the poor, the handicapped, the suffering (the forgotten child)? Is Omelas truly a happy place? Can you recognize happiness without experiencing sorrow? Is beauty/happiness real if it's only skin deep - Is it real if its very existence is based on ugliness?Do Omelas' adults accept the situation because it benefits their children - and their children are their first, and only, priority?What is the forgotten child worth? Everything - because the child's existence guarantees Omelas' existence? Nothing - in the terms of humanity?Yeah, I would be one of the ones who walked away - mainly because everything built upon that child is a lie.
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