God prepared and delivered unto them the courageous soldiers of the 3d Armored
Cavalry Regiment, who liberated this city, ridding it of Zarqawi’s followers
after harsh fighting, killing many terrorists, and forcing the remaining
butchers to flee the city like rats...
This, making the rounds, is a little thank-you note to those whom the Mayor of Tall 'Afar, Iraq, calls
not only courageous men and women, but avenging angels sent by The God Himself
to fight the evil of terrorism.
Model discourse of its kind, in the context of oppression and survival.
They had now no friends to welcome them, no inns to entertain
or refresh them, no houses, or much less towns, to repair unto to seek for
succour; and for the season it was winter...
What could they see but a hideous and desolate wilderness, full
of wilde beasts and wilde men...which way soever they turned their eyes (save upward to
Heaven) they could have but little solace or content in respect of... a wild and savage hew.
The mighty ocean which they had
passed...was now [a gulf] to separate them from ... the world.
We couldn't have the Good Stuff without the Annoying Stuff!
The sole condition of our having anything, no matter what, is that we
should have so much of it, that we are fortunate if we do not grow sick
of the sight and sound of it altogether. Everything is smothered in the
litter that is fated to accompany it. Without too much you cannot have
enough, of anything. Lots of inferior books…of tenth-rate men and
women, as a condition of the few precious specimens…the gold-dust comes
to birth with the quartz-sand all around it.
While pondering the narrative possibilities in such relationships, we happened on this. Holy Moses! Talk about the relationship of people and products! Not to mention the beneficence of a functioning, accessible market system. Which overflows into contests and premiums, as Nasubi had good reason to discover.