Realities Created, Maintained and Destroyed, WHILE-U-WAIT!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Good Shepard

The "Good Shepard" metaphor has been common for "Western Man" for a few thousand years.

The "Good Shepard" protects the flock from the ravages of Wolves and keeps them safe from harm.

So here is the Question;

In the eyes of the sheep which is more evil, the wolf or the man?
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The convoluted wording of legalisms grew up around the necessity to hide from ourselves the violence we intend toward each other. Between depriving a man of one hour from his life and depriving him of his life there exists only a difference of degree. You have done violence to him, consumed his energy. Elaborate euphemisms may conceal your intent to kill, but behind any use of power over another the ultimate assumption remains: "I feed on your energy."

Dune Messiah

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