Damnsle Inthis-Dress

poety, rants, and self-loathing self-acceptance...what could be more fun difficult annoying ridiculous outrageous?

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Je pense, donc je doute. Je suis. Je pense.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Quote of the Day

"A country that gives up rights for security, deserves neither."

Possibly a misquote, by me, but attributed to Benjamin Franklin.

Whatever happened to "land of the free, home of the brave"? What freedoms are our soldiers dying for, pretending for the moment that we are in a necessary war? Are we truly ready to give up our freedom, our rights, our civil liberties for the flimsy promise of a politician who says he can save us from the devil?

I speak for no one but myself, but I would rather face the devil, and possibly die in the process with all my rights, freedoms and liberties intact, than die knowing that my life is not my own.

This is not new: Live free or die trying. Isn't that the whole fucking point of this country? When did that change?

Bring on the danger; leave my rights alone.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Quote of the Day

"All happiness depends on courage and work. I have had many periods of wretchedness, but with energy and above all with illusions, I pulled through them all."

- Honoré de Balzac