from The Wine of Violence, James Morrow

“On Earth, where his remotest forebears lived, a person could be indisputably responsible for the deaths of thousands and still go down in the history books as some sort of great hero. … Why, he wanted to know, were the names of Samson, Napoleon, Joan of Arc, Ulysses S. Grant, and Julius Caesar not obscenities, spoken after dark in whispers of revulsion and shame?”  p17-80

“The miners … expected retirement benefits from their Rationalist employer, John Donaldson.  Mr. Donaldson went home, did the arithmetic, and called out the police because it was cheaper.

“The strikers, who had enthusiasm, attacked the police, who had yeastguns.  The enthusiasm made martyrs; the guns, holes.”  p109-110


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