Friday, October 15th, 2004
Watchmen is full of stuff to do and to think about. It;s a work that puts the reader into a space of thought: thought space.
Which leads me to the idea of human dignity. Good literature manifests the notion of the dignified, as does good journalism, painting, and programming. For me, the supreme human value is dignity, not courage or steadfastness or faith. Tragedies happen, as do slip ups. History is filled with examples of a struggle to define concept, place, and identity in the face of conflict and change.
I will vote for this value in November above all other concerns. I will vote for Alan Moore and Einstein and Alejo Carpentier and Borges.