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Guy Fawkes Day: not Halloween.

I think it was Game 3 of the World Series when Andy Pettite got a base hit like it was the most normal thing in the world (as a pitcher, any hits he makes are gravy) and the TV commentators made the comment that "there's no justice in hitting." I immediately shouted back at the TV that there's no justice, period. Upon reflection, I don't think I was quite right. There is justice in the world, but it's what we make ourselves, and make sure is done to and for others, and it's only as strong as people are willing to make sure that it is. One of the courts in Philadelphia reads JUSTICE THE GUARDIAN OF LIBERTY on the face of the building. That's true, but it seems to me that the people are, must be, the ultimate guardians of justice. And I hold to my conviction that without justice there can be no peace.

Anyway, have an awesome Darker Than BLACK video (it's done to the V for Vendetta trailer and is awesome). And remember the 5th of November on every other day of the year. Blowing up representative government ≠ justice.

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Date: 2009-11-06 19:27 (UTC)
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Oh Andrea, don't you know that SUPERHEROES are the ultimate guardians of justice? DUH.

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Date: 2009-11-06 19:34 (UTC)
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Or, if you prefer fantasy's take on it, monarchy is the ultimate guardian of justince! Which upon consideration is a trope that I absolutely hate, and yet I've been so infected by the genre's monarchical ideology that all the novels I've written so far are suffused by it. I need an exorcism, but unfortunately I have to do it on myself, through more writing.

But you're right, we have a lot of pop culture telling us otherwise, and I think that's dangerous.


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