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Friday, August 28, 2009

The Opinuary Column

The Opinion "Joking about assassinating the democratically elected President of the United States, if such joking is cloaked in the parlance of Hunters, is funny or acceptable or defensible or advisable or moral or appropriate for a citizen who would seek public office" has died, having been shunned by rational, civilized human beings. Its final hours spent wandering in a seemingly endless circle, lost and feebly pleading for understanding, the Opinion finally collapsed in a heap of latent bitterness, enmity, racism and despair, where it breathed its last and could project its passive/aggressive venom no more. Any ideology which finds that its defense of liberty invariably ends with impromptu fantasies of the murder of a duly elected national leader whose greatest crime is--wait for it--having been duly elected, has in fact lost all credibility, for non-coerced respect vanishes at the point of a gun--irretrievably and utterly and permanently. Even the grandest of fools cannot un-pull a trigger.

Services for the deceased Opinion are scheduled to be held somewhere in Idaho--perhaps in a cave or bunker, where it has been said that love and understanding may yet live, and peace and compassion may yet survive, if one is patient and knows how to look and listen with a stout heart and a curious mind. In lieu of flowers, relatives of the late Opinion are asking that people stop shooting their mouths off, lest their words fall dead on arrival.


The Opinuary Column appears Friday afternoons at Jesus' General.


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