Learn to recognize the false dawn from the true; distinguish the color of the wine from the color of the cup. Then it may be that patience and time may produce, out of the spectrum-viewing sight, true vision, and you will behold colors other than these mortal hues, you will see pearls instead of stones. Pearls, did i say? Nay more, you will become a sea, you will become a sun traveling the sky.
Night poured over the desert. it came suddenly, in purple. in the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky, reminding any thoughtful watcher that it is in the deserts and high places that religions are generated. when men see nothing but bottomless infinity over their heads they have always had a driving and desperate urge to find someone to put in the way.
Patriotism threatens free speech with death. It is infuriated by thoughtful hesitation, constructive criticism of our leaders and pleas for peace. It despises people of foreign birth. It has specifically blamed homosexuals, feminists and the american civil liberties union. In other words, the american flag stands for intimidation, censorship, violence, bigotry, sexism, homophobia and shoving the constitution through a paper shredder. Whom are we calling terrorists here?