Cups with Coriander: Sip One
She stopped stirring her coffee and pointed her spoon at me.
“Here’s how I see it. Cultural paradigms are the ‘one-size-fits-all’ garments of the global morality shop. Created by the median intellects, they dismiss out of hand the variances in curve and line that a complex mind carries, and leaves them to the auspices of the psychologist and the criminologist.
To be of sophisticated thought is to be a lunatic or a villain, and it is left to environment or religion to decide which you become.”
I studied her thoughtfully, then said,
“But couldn’t that just be construed as rationalization?”
She flung her head back and cackled.
“And THAT, my friend, is how they keep you down.”
It was then that I really began to know fear of her….and of what she was capable.
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