the state

– of coal & quotes. by vastate
Friday, 19 December 2008, 15:59
Filed under: -of funny, -of jhumphrey, -of localism

ha!  we are laughing.

full disclosure.

we are laughing because we know, quite well, both the quotee and the writer of this rocktown weekly christmas piece:

Coal: The giver’s guide


specifically, it is this quote, in reference to receiving coal, which makes us laugh:

Perhaps it was deserved, in which case you’ll probably just have to repent and do better next year, said Ted Grimsrud, professor of theology and peace studies at Eastern Mennonite University. An undeserved gift of coal, however, could merit a campaign of nonviolent direct action to confront the coalgiving oppression.

“You could withhold your consent to be governed by your parents,” said Grimsrud, who also recommended bringing public awareness to the injustice, and possibly, should the oppressor fail to respond, acts of civil disobedience like letting the air out of your parents’ tires.


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