4051Re: Off Topic, or Just a Bit Off?
- Jun 20, 2007--- In Julian-Mayfirstname.lastname@example.org, "Robert Powell" <pallol@...>
>Who was that other fellow that intimated life is a dream? Plato, wasn't
> P.S. <rant> Stephen King's The Dark Tower - cop-out ending!!!! Hated
> it. you might as well as have Roland wake up and say 'It was all a
> dream . . .'</rant>
it? I didn't judge the ending a copout, even though I, too, hated it. I
think King's pertinent point here is about those who do not learn from
history being condemned to repeat it.
One final note on the death of the patriarchy theme: This is NOT a
question of patriarchy versus matriarchy, nor any form of feminist
rant. It is much more a socioeconomic question -- and political, too,
of course, the whacked-out fundamentalist authoritarianism of today
being nastier even than that of the Christian Inquisitions -- dealing
with the inadequacies of local political structure in coping with our
grievously overcrowded global village. (Shouldn't there be a joke about
Papa Ratzy and the paparazzi in there somewhere?) Oh well ...
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