there was a time when I who was who I was then walked and sang only injustice fought my fight shouting amidst the blackness
so how can I now sitting by lemon-green waters or in green mountains warmed by an April sun reconcile myself as I am now with he who fought so long amid the darkness against injustice
that contented man who now the mirror shows me that man who now pitches his tent beside the waters of a more Arcadian sea how can I be that same he who once ‘the conscience of a nation stirred’?
a voice answers there came the day you learned with pain that he who touches pitch will become himself defiled that in fighting ugliness you had yourself become ugly and, despite all the evils in it the world remains a place where beauty can be achieved
you knew already that a man is ennobled by fighting evil where he finds it now it was time to learn that it is also necessary for a man to find peace within himself which then may be contagious
to seek to put oneself alright to find a pattern in just one day this can be a sacrament so, after many years fighting the negative a man may seek to ally himself with the positive.
What policies would very liberal people support?
Both in your own locality and globally.
• Legalise Homosexuality over the age of 18?
• Legalise Prostititution?
• Legalise and tax Cannabis?
• Legalise alcohol where it is prohibited?
• Legalise all drugs?
• Freedom of religion?
• Libel or Free Speech?
• Tax the rich or No Tax ?
• Less laws, less government.
• John Stuart Mill, Tom Paine, Emma Goldman?
On Wednesday 7th January (while this website was being built) 2 armed men invaded the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed seven cartoonists. The next day some newspapers reprinted cartoons which have offended some Muslims, other newspapers didn’t. This brought up much debate of possible limits to Freedom to Speech …