Posted by The Happy Tutor
A collection of "Why I Blog" essays, including mine, from Reconstructions. In the rule of men, that has supplanted the rule of law, in the state of exception that follow 9/11 that changed everything, I blog to keep our President informed. God forbid, as The Decider that he should err. Imagine how terrible it would be if he were to suspect someone, have that person tortured, and then find out that the accused was completely innocent. He would have to personally apologize, in public. And he might be tried for War Crimes. Better that I should keep The Decider humble, as did Fools in days of old. 'Tis hard and thankless work, but the precedents (not the Presidents necessarily) are honorable. The net result for the Fools varied from case to case, but as the President's most loyal servant, I can see no other responsible course. Now, if they start rounding up citizens, particularly those of us with white skins, on the orders of the Decider, I may take another tack. For the time being, though, I blog as a matter of public responsibility. I can be intimidated. But a couple of drinks, a few emails from friends, and here I am back at it.