BASICS: WE ARE SAMIZDAT | nationalsalvation.net
I got two excellent comments, each of which I will devote a piece to.
But one sentence in Tim's entry stands out on its own:
"Now I am typing this and thinking things over."
Usually when somebody does some hard thinking and write me they apologize for it. They say "I could be wrong" or "this is too long" or something. They are letting their minds run free and they have been trained to feel guilty about that.
The motto of our society is: Don't THINK. We pay professors and experts and judges to do that for you.
In the Soviet Union, all private publication was illegal. All of those underground publications were called "samizdat," self-publication. As with our universities, the state only allowed publishing it paid for and directly controlled. Hence your guilt about thinking out loud.
Tim didn't apologize. That's a good start.
I am publishing this blog myself.
We are samizdat.Thinking is allowed here.