Re: RIP Christopher Hitchens
Originally Posted by Wonderment
Hitchens had a lot of the features of a type of high-functioning alcoholic I've seen a bit too much of in my own life: gifted, grandiose, pompous, endlessly entertaining, angrily opinionated and prone to go off the rails in polemic frenzies. I suspect he was surrounded by adoring enablers who provided the impenetrable force field that prevents treatment and recovery. Sad, I think, but that's just me.
yeah, too bad he wasn't a completely different person. of course, then we wouldn't be talking about him or caring that he died. embracing entire individuals and not thinking about using a scalpel to remove the parts we don't like is challenging.
civil disobedience a problem? NO! Our problem is that people are OBEDIENT all over the world, in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war and cruelty. -HZ