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August 21, 2013

"When I was young I was taught by a dead society that dignity was internal;"

that a man that filleted salmon for a living could be noble by dint of his effort, comportment, and his value to his fellow man;

that all men were created equal, but that their worth could (and should) be judged by how they behaved in this world, especially when they thought no one was looking. I was not taught that goldbricking and featherbedding and tossing a sabot in the gears was a road to dignity. I was not taught that lording over disposable underlings was a path to greatness. But I'm talking to a wall. And there's nothing but writing on it. Sippican Cottage: Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin


Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 21, 2013 10:13 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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