Sunday, July 25, 2010

Free at last!...Now what?

Today is Constitution Day in Puerto Rico!

Unbridled freedom, that was the problem, Plato had said. It led to anarchy, then to tyranny. It hung heavy on everyone’s hands. When a man was free to do what he wanted he copied everyone else. In lying, cheating, stealing, anything to pass the time. The banality of evil, the dreariness of it. Handed down from generation to generation. Every age might invent a new way to fuck with you, to annihilate you, but the impulse was the same. Boredom, caused by too much freedom.
                                                                                                         -- Chapter 16, The Misforgotten

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