Tuesday, 6 March 2012


a student sneers at my description of 'a person i admire'
a brave man who catalogues the problem of civilization with great eloquence
"how can an american citizen complain about his country?"
admittedly the student in question hails from a middle-eastern dictatorship
with an even less subtle approach to authoritarianism than in the us-uk
but it gets me thinking
should we really be grateful for this culture?
thankful for belonging to a culture of abusers
rather than bearing the burden of the abused?
the 'wretched of the earth'?
what is it that i'm protesting about?
how fortunate i am to live in a liberal democra$y
what more could my heart possibly desire?

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