Category Archives: Hannah’s views
Wildflowers in the garden
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1948/06/26/the-lotteryShirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”
Why do we treat elections like contests and pretend “winners” are fortunate? Would it not be fairer to admit we are hiring public servants whose talents are admirable?
When you hear something you’ve heard before or experienced, you tend to believe it. When it’s entirely new, you rely on the reputation of the reporter. When I moved to Florida in 1977, I knew nothing. When the spouse assured me that the South had changed, I had no clue what that meant. In the event, the notion that the South had changed was mistaken. Though, it could be argued that North Florida was never representative of the South. After all, the Peninsula, which had been acquired from Spain, remained a territory until after the Civil War and experienced an influx of Freedmen intent on claiming property for themselves.
Christianity is the mercantile instinct to exploit sanctified. Virtual predation, that’s the ticket. Much preferred because the prey is not visibly injured. Transubstantiation, beyond matter. Don’t you know? Intellect lets man predate or even cannibalize surreptitiously, without being seen.
On the lawyers
Parlatore, the lawyer who resigned from Trump’s team because, as he explained, Boris Epshteyn, the Russian-born factotum who’s been at Trump’s side since 2016, interfered with the team’s effort to “educate” AG Garland about how the document case should be handled.
Ron DeSantis is a Catholic, an authoritarian, who is convinced that while establishments of religion are not to be manipulated by agents of government, ideological organizations are free to manipulate governmental entities, including public education. Fact is there is no respect for human rights in the judicial system and juvenile individuals, younger than age 18 are categorized as property, rather than persons. And, of course, since the primary purpose of government is to protect property and assure future profitability, the welfare of juveniles is of no more concern than preventing the chemical contamination of the nation’s water bodies.
That is the characteristic of American culture. Just for show. Where does sound fit in? Generic speech, or even particular accents, are designed to complete the picture. It is sort of like the musical accompaniment of the merry-go-round.
The DOJ Conundrum
There has been some consternation over DOJ inaction following up on investigations. From where I sit, the Durham caper was to be an exception to disprove that the DOJ is reluctant to prosecute cases it might lose to a jury. That explanation for the DOJ modus operandi proved sort of embarrassing. So, they shot it down with yet another example of something that was planed to fail.
Birthing government by the people
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