Thursday, February 03, 2005


   The "F" word is getting a lot of press lately. Certain politicos like to drop the occasional "F-bomb" in their speeches, word bites and state of the union addresses. The flip side of the "F-bomb" is the "S-word". Don't hear that one so much. This country was founded on these two ideas. A great civil war was fought over them. Like most wars, that one ended when people had enough killing. The two ideas, which each side embraced, have continued their hold on the American imagination. Basically, it means that the "F-word" is the ability to force other people to embrace the "S-word" as their lot in life.

   Freedom. Slavery. Which side are you on?

By Professor Batty


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