Pur Autre Vie

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Woe Unto Them

The Scripture I am thinking about today is from Isaiah 5:20:  "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil."  In "The Wire," Prop Joe uses this passage to express his feelings on the passing of Butchie.  This is on my mind because of the way Ulysses Grant and Robert E. Lee have been understood.  Anyone who claims the Confederacy was "honorable" and "courtly" should confront the realities of the POW camp at Andersonville (do not click that link if you are squeamish).  There are those who call Grant a "butcher" and Lee a gentleman.  And then, today, there is any amount of bullshit flowing freely and with no apparent consequence for those who peddle it.  But woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.


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