10.17.2008

The Company You Keep

When the character of a man is not clear, look at his friends.

---old Japanese proverb









4 comments:

halavi said...

The truth was spoken in 1981 by Mr. Geddy Lee of RUSH. For those of my friends who didn't listen to this eclectic rock band, here are the words:

The night is black, without a moon.
The air is thick and still.
The vigilantes gather on
The lonely torchlit hill.

Features distorted in the flickering light,
Faces are twisted and grotesque.
Silent and stern in the sweltering night,
The mob moves like demons possessed.
Quiet in conscience, calm in their right,
Confident their ways are best.

The righteous rise
With burning eyes
Of hatred and ill-will.
Madmen fed on fear and lies
To beat and burn and kill.

They say there are strangers who threaten us,
Our immigrants and infidels.
They say there is strangeness to danger us
In our theatres and bookstore shelves,
That those who know what's best for us
Must rise and save us from ourselves.

Quick to judge,
Quick to anger,
Slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice
And fear walk hand in hand.
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How sad that ignorance, prejudice and fear walk hand in hand and are incited by the folks who want to lead us.

Anonymous said...

I am not a supporter or fan of McCain, but I don't think you can judge his character by these weirdos. Interviewing random freaks on the street hardly counts as a friend. I think one thing you can draw from these folks is that they are def racists!!!!

Howard said...

Yes you can. Yes you can judge his character by these weirdos. You know why? These people clearly didn't go out and do their own research into who Obama is but rather they just took what the MCain camp told them and then they regurgitate it like robots. What's Acorn? They don't know. Who is Bill Ayers and how's he connected to Obama? They don't know. But that doesn't stop them from spouting hate speech. But then, those are the "pro-America" parts of the country so I guess it's ok.

Collin said...

What a bunch of whackjobs. So incredibly naive, uninformed and misguided. And crazy.

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