Saturday 28 September 2013 10.52am
... I find it wrong but also naive to think you can fight it.
Likesay, I am not so naive. I wish I did think there would be some point to arguing the toss before a magistrate, but I doubt if I'd even be given a chance to speak if I attended court on Oct.18th.
You should read "les animaux maladies de la peste" Jean de la Fontaine. It is very short as it is a fable and the morale at the end is very interesting. You can easily find a translating on Google/Bing!
I did that & am no wiser:
'I had no right. My conscience warned me to say nay!"
At that, the assembly shouted, "Shame upon the Ass!"
And then a Wolf, a preacher of the saintly class,
Declaimed that nothing less sufficed
Than that this curséd beast posthaste be sacrificed,
This scabby, scurvy object, source of these bad events.
His minor tort became a capital offense.
How gross a crime it was to eat another's grass!
No penalty short of death could pay
For such a sin—and that is just what came to pass
Without appreciable delay.
Depending on your social height,
The law will see your crime as black—or else as white.'