[lit-ideas] Re: There's no such thing as a free cremation

  • From: "Mike Geary" <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 10:15:35 -0600

DMcE:

Someone may suggest I started it, but isn't this taking lack of reverence
towards the dead too far?


I've never known what to make of the injunction that we should reverence the dead. Why? Especially if we did not reverence them in life. It's boorish, I agree, not to respect another's grief, but that's in relation to the living, not the dead, and among a group for whom there's no sense of personal loss, where's the offense? But I confess that I sometimes make myself whince when mocking a dead person. Whence this discomfort?


Mike Geary
Memphis





----- Original Message ----- From: "Donal McEvoy" <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Plus: was Friedman, the vehement anti-draft campaigner, really just on the
side of the big battalions? Same question goes for Hayek (a former
socialist).



Steve Chilsom:-
like hopping from one
foot to the other, mincing almost, barking out interest rates and belly
dancing.  (And trust me on this one, no matter what you think about
Milton Friedman, you don't want to witness his scaly, oiled and flabby
flesh belly dancing - the nude Milton Friedman, a picaresque coming soon
to a gallery near you, is something to avoid at all costs, even the cost
of inflation.)


On Fri, 17 Nov 2006 23:29:04 -0600, "Mike Geary" <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
said:


but it's never made
> much
> sense to me to pay a bunch of fat assed, privileged, plutocratic,
> do-nothing
> motherfuckers -- the economic elite, that is, -- more than you pay the
> guy
> who sweeps up the factory floor.



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