Sunday July 16th 2017Tim
IMAO, in the new
language means "In My Arrogant Opinion." Pretty much
sums the position your correspondent takes on all
subjects. The secret of course is to recall the wisdom
of ages which all the way back to Zoroaster and up to us
through the Greek via many an iteration to an utterance
from a US Judge who was born to the name Billings
Learned Hand and who died in 1961. No kidding. What he
said was this "The spirit of Liberty is the spirit
that's not too sure that it's right."
Then when we gather in
isolated rooms around computer screens to wax caustic upon
the big ideas our opinions meld into a competition for
attention. It's theater, and from this drama we lose the
real in the interest of impressing each other. The Irish
Poet has it right. Yates: "The ceremony of innocence is
drowned, the best lack all conviction, the worst are full of
passionate intensity." Both Liberty and Freedom belong to
innocence. The Second Coming; "what rough beast, its hour
come round at last, slouches toward Bethlehem to be born."
Schrodinger's Cat for the Physicists, but here on earth TTTH
gets a lawyerly perspective. Topical? I believe so.