So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Let History be my Judge
. . . because then I pretty much get off Scott free.
Being judged by History is a pretty weak punishment. It doesn’t much affect the here and now, and that’s when judgment really matters.
History is a funny thing. First of all, it’s written by the winners. Sometimes there is Historical revision years later. It’s a squishy thing.
Saying that History will judge someone is just a way to make yourself feel better. It’s one step removed from saying they’ll be judged in the afterlife. That might make someone feel better, but provides little relief in the present time.
Justice is a fine concept but hard to come by for the average person. It’s been my experience that you get the justice you can afford. What kind of justice is that? We claim to be a nation of laws, but unless you can afford high priced lawyers, it’s not available.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.