Following up on yesterday's post-- so there is no mistake, no parsing of The Truth:
"To put it brutally - you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs." Walter Duranty won the Pulitzer Prize for his series of dispatches from Russia, "especially the working out of the Five-Year Plan."
Reading two columns today, one about another death penalty proven correct by DNA in Virginia, and yet another anti-war letter, I offer a quote from a modern rock group, Rush:
If you choose not to decide, you still haven't [sung "have"] made a choice. [difference between printed and sung lyrics emphasizes *problematic* nature of free will in the face of the illusory nature of ego-power]You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill;
We must have the intestinal fortitude to make the hard choices, tell The Truth, and stand by our convictions whether to shoot an attacking suicide Japanese plane, or a muslim terrorist. We must execute murderers (Tookie, or Roger Coleman in Virginia), stand up to dictators (Hitler, Stalin, Sadam) and realize that to do nothing is much worse than not making the hard choices.