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Quote: Originally Posted by iammatt I agree with all of this. I have a lot of conservative-ish friends that feel the same way. I'm curious how one can think this show was the best thing ever written for TV, yet disagree with most of the core ideas it represents. Maybe it's that we all recognize how "absolute power corrupts absolutely," and that's one thing the show depicts with brutal honesty... ?
Quote: Originally Posted by Artisan Fan Ignorant academic socialist motherfuckers. Only one of these is applicable to Simon. Quote: Originally Posted by Artisan Fan They think all their theories translate well to the real world. Did you watch The Wire (or Generation Kill)? Their entire goal is to demonstrate how poorly each side's theories translate into the real world. No Child Left Behind. The War on Drugs....
Interesting interview with David Simon. Love The Wire or hate it, you've gotta admit the guy's got chutzpah. He makes me want to throw a Molotov or three. Quote: It's one thing to recognize capitalism for the powerful economic tool it is and to acknowledge that, for better or for worse, we're stuck with it and, hey, thank God we have it. There's not a lot else that can produce mass wealth with the dexterity that capitalism can. But to mistake it for a social...
Quote: Originally Posted by FLMountainMan +1. Although I think I see Magician's point. He's human, in fact, he's what man would be without morals. One of his great lines in the book is "Moral law is an invention of mankind for the disenfranchisement of the powerful in favor of the weak. Historical law subverts it at every turn." Man, what a great book. Yeah, I think I know what Magician's getting at. The Judge understands "moral law" is...
Quote: Originally Posted by Magician I think it really misses the point to think of him as "pure evil" Do tell...
Quote: Originally Posted by Artisan Fan That's like saying the Kool-Aid drinkers prefer Kool-Aid.
An untitled poem from Gore's newest book, Our Choice. Apparently, the publishers forced him to remove a rather fire-and-brimstone section of the tome, and he responded the way all good liberals respond...in verse! Untitled One thin September soon A floating continent disappears In midnight sun Vapors rise as Fever settles on an acid sea Neptune's bones dissolve Snow glides from the mountain Ice fathers floods for a season A hard rain comes quickly Then...
Quote: Originally Posted by HORNS I'm so inherently depressed anyway, I couldn't imagine reading one of McCarthy's books. Yes. Keep your distance. Especially from "Child of God."
Quote: Originally Posted by FLMountainMan Which have you read? I'm halfway through the Border trilogy and have also read Meridian, No Country, and Road. Are any others worthwhile? I'd recommend his short play, called "The Stonemason."
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