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Variegated Alphabetic Confections

Posted by Eric (November 14, 2006 at 5:37 pm)

Variegated Alphabetic ConfectionsThe other day I picked up a couple of sacks of green and red M&M’s. But they are not Christmas M&M’s. No. As one of the young students in my home school co-op English class pointed out, they are “Happy Holiday Mix” M&M’s.

There is, as far as I know only one holiday popularly connected to the colors red and green—but that’s the Holiday That Dare Not Speak Its Name. It is the “Happy” Holiday, though it was my impression that all holidays are meant to be happy, so I’m not sure what that adjective is supposed to accomplish. (more…)

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Fascism Is Wrong

Posted by Eric (November 2, 2006 at 9:25 pm)

Truth Tour at Art Institute Nov 1, 2006You wouldn’t think it was a point that needed to be made, but apparently it does: fascism is wrong. I make the point because yesterday I was called a fascist by a young arty-looking fellow in downtown Chicago. We were outside the Art Institute of Chicago holding one of our Face the Truth Tours.

The young fellow called out from across the street, “Fascist!” I held my hand up to my ear, as to say, “Explain.” “You fascist!” he cried, “You can’t decide for us what’s right and wrong!”

“Okay!” I answered. He walked on and I had time for no more response than that. But I meant that: He’s right that I can’t decide what’s right and wrong for him, or for anyone—including myself. All any of us can do is to discern what is right and what is wrong. (more…)

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