Thursday, March 19, 2009

DANGEROUS THINKING

"Love is an act of sedition, a revolt against reason, an uprising in the body politic, a private mutiny." - Diane Ackerman

"We are all bound up together in one great bundle of humanity, and society cannot trample on the weakest and feeblest of its members without receiving the curse in its own soul." - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Proceedings of the Eleventh Women's Rights Convention (1866)

2 comments:

ChrisC said...

Love makes the body politic possible, the imperative against which sedition finds definition.

Paul Maurice Martin said...

Love, it seems to me, while not to be identified with reason, doesn't stand in opposition to it. Indeed, one might argue that a lack of love, a lack of caring, particularly for the good of generations to come, is presently endangering the quality of human life on this planet if not its continued viability.

Overall, I think love and reason tend to be more consistent than inconsistent.