Of dictators and heros

We went over to the Cases today and watched Hero.

Fell into a big conversation about whether we would have followed through with killing the emperor or not.

At first, voted No because, Unification and Peace, yawl.

But then, realized that also goes hand in hand with #dictatorship.

So changed my mind, in favor of diversity and chaos. Mark had always voted Yes, but for (typically) different reasons.

He said, cause, family. Ten years. Promises. People who are relying on you.

I said, diversity. Freedom. Even though Chaos.

Big picture vs. individual story. It prevails again and threatens to divide our kingdom!!

Was riding on a veritable cloud nine until thoughts turned dark and I wondered if I enjoyed these conversations with the Cases so much just because they are right at that level of interesting—small enough to be graspable, big enough to scratch that brain itch. Maybe it’s all just an ego trip.

Or maybe it’s just a break from the humdrum, Mark said.

Big vs. small again, indeed.

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One thought on “Of dictators and heros

  1. I initially thought this was titled Of Dictators and Herbs. I was really hoping for some insight into authoritarian spices.

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