Sunday, January 13, 2008

A Chilling Effect

I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system.
Noam Chomsky, U.S. linguist, political analyst

The lumbering wheels of justice rolled up to my house (as Michael Corleone said: "IN MY HOME! Where my wife sleeps... and my children play with their toys.") and it has had a chilling effect. I am not going to discuss now, but I am very bothered and rather outraged, once I got over my initial shock and fear.

This chilling effect has made me suspect that my First Amendment rights are not so secure unless I have Paris Hilton’s legal counsel. All this makes me hesitate to write in my usual over the top style.

In any case, I’ll attempt to write again and try to ignore the feeling that someone is watching and trying to salvage their wreckage off my observations.

4 comments:

B2 said...

I like the "why hast thou forsaken me" pose of the statue.

The Misanthrope said...

Thank you. I pass him every day and he was calling out to me. His pose fit nicely here.

Jack's Shack said...

I must say that now I am quite intrigued by what you haven't said.

The Misanthrope said...

Hello Jack, once I know for sure everything is over I will happily write about it, but I suspect the other shoe has yet to drop.