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Michael, it is a terrible thing to live in ignorance
as some will by virtue of their self-absorbed
prejudices, but it is a far worse thing to live in fear.
Once upon a time, all roads led to London, and the
English trumpeted that at every occasion. Today,
roads lead everywhere and nowhere and some wear
the garb of self-importance to mask
the pain of loss of empire. One can become
angry of fearful in the face of that, but wouldn't
it be a better idea to plant a rose on their nose?
President Bush gets off the helicopter in front of the White House, carrying
pig under each arm.
The Marine guard snaps to attention, salutes, and says: "Nice pigs, sir."
The President replies: "These are not pigs, these are authentic Texan
I got one for Vice President Cheney, and I got one for Defense Secretary
The Marine again snaps to attention, salutes, and replies, "Nice trade,
All You Need Is Love.
From: Michael Kay [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
I didn't say they were being maliciously ignored. It's worse than that,
these people put America in the hierarchy immediately under God without even
thinking about what they were doing.
Of course we all often take a local perspective. But then we don't draw a
node on the diagram that's labelled "Root".