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I appreciate the contrast between how Dallas has an eternal monument to one moment of negative national political violence that punched a vulnerability and which defined an entire generation, yet one moment of positive personal political vulnerability is at once incomprehensible, unforeseen, disavowed, censored, persecuted and abhorred.

Dallas forever remembers the assassination of a carpetbagger and forever cracks down on drinkin', dancin', and droppin' clothes.

Her actions were a celebration of human individuality and as such were a slap in the face of conformist sexually-repressed Baptists -- or rather, the Baptists made damn certain their face was in the way of her outflung hands.

Perhaps one day a culture again will arise that builds a monument to a woman walking nude on a warm spring day, and which cannot comprehend, foresee, avow, universally teach, cover-up or shelter a culture of political assassination.

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scar_crow
Apr. 5th, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that was good enough of a quote to save here.
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