'Plaint of the Playwright

'Plaint of the Playwright

[ Saturday, October 13, 2001 ]

Used to be you mentioned anthrax in this country, you were talking about a band.

As I said to my friend Matt, after September 11th, there is no such thing as paranoia.

To which he added: "Or rational thought."

As people retreat more and more inwardly, and our government tightens its glove a little more on us, we are now stuck in the odd position of deciding which freedoms we can sacrifice so that we can go back to our lives.

My favorite author, Chuck Palahniuk, wrote a terriffic essay on the state of insanity after 9/11. It doesn't judge, it just presents what he's witnessed.

Alone, these moments are harmless.

All together, all these events are madness.

Check it out.

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