I'm not for eradicating the devil's club. It just needs to be off the course proper. The way I see it, there's plenty of space for it to continue on, being a bane to hunters and loggers. I don't want to win the War Against Nature or even be a mercenary in it. The command to "subdue the earth" is what most undermines any gang who follows it. Bad mojo. None of us walks without bending a blade of grass. I'll go so far as to nick the bark of a tree from time to time. Anyway, the devil's club just doesn't play well with others. I hear it has medicinal properties. Maybe that thorn that's been stuck in my knuckle for over years is keeping me alive.
Or maybe that thorn is what causes you to digress...
Hath this whole world been mired in madness?
Remain ye men of faculty complete,
Of full arithmetic and prudence fair,
Attending to our noble bond and contract?
Or does here stand the last remaining man
To give a fig for rules and order yet,
No noble savage, but a stave unbroken
Who loves the law and bids it no misdeed.
Iíll not be bent to lawlessness. Mark it nought, if we be men of honour.
I don't know, I've never been able to stay between the lines. I value my anarchy, but I'll try not to let it kill me or hurt others. People who believe it's dangerous, need to get outside the lines themselves once in a while. They can draw their own lines too tightly. Then, out of that self-imposed constraint, they'll want to pinch down everyone's freedom. The mark of the Euro-barbarians is their fear of one thing beyond all others: wild people. Must be something about that "original sin" myth.
Now where were we?
The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
...but it plays one on TV.