Aug 2, 2009

'Any man's death diminishes me'

That headline above is from John Donne (1572-1631).

Donne's work intends such concerns to apply to life. Poetry instructs.

"When a man dies, it ought to be everybody's business."
- Disbelieving dude on Night Gallery, aired Sunday night in Milwaukee

"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;it tolls for thee."
- John Donne, Meditation XVII

I like black people and brown people. It's almost as though they are ... human. In the name of such humanity, it's seems a fine idea to challenge those who reject such sentiments professionally [like the ass Crawley who calls himself police], emphatically so when our society vests some fools as sworn law enforcement officers, keepers of the peace and protectors of the people. A man loses his liberty and outrage ought to follow.

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