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“…where civilization especially prevails…”

May 2007

“…where civilization especially prevails…”:

…I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter. In the large towns and cities, where civilization especially prevails, the number of those who own a shelter is a very small fraction of the whole.

— Thoreau, Walden (pt. 1c)

stan_ commented:

"A woman's test is material. A man's test is a woman...if a man could f___ in a cardboard box, he wouldn't buy a house." - Rabbi Dave Chappelle

This comment was flagged by Matt for ‘offensive'

stan_ commented:

right, so supply side Jesus is funny but you Christians are intolerant of anything that contradicts your views

Matt commented:

No Stan, I just find you unnecessarily crass and offensive. If your offense was part of a serious or pertinent point I wouldn't mind, but as usual it seems like offense for the sake of offense.

era commented:

"Cold and hunger seem more friendly to my nature than those methods which men have adopted and advise to ward them off." - Thoreau

Stan, I feel like some drama, come argue on my blog.