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Minerva and the Owl
OP: February 23, 2021, 12:37:06 AM
"My most solemn and wise bird,"
said Minerva one day to her Owl,
"I have hitherto admired you for your profound silence; but I have now a mind to have you show your ability in discourse, for silence is only admirable in one who can, when he pleases, triumph by his eloquence and charm with graceful conversation."
The Owl replied by solemn grimaces, and made dumb signs.  Minerva bade him lay aside that affectation and begin; but he only shook his wise head and remained silent.  Thereupon Minerva commanded him to speak immediately, on pain of her displeasure.
The Owl, seeing no remedy, drew up close to Minerva, and whispered softly in her ear this sage remark:
"Since the world is grown so depraved, they ought to be esteemed most wise who have eyes to see and wit to hold their tongues."
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#1: February 23, 2021, 02:38:42 AM
Quoted from a kids book published in 1906. 
Was the Owl's silence wise?  Or did it enable?
Does silence make one complict in the depravity? 
Perhaps silence was the only option when anonymity was not available?
I feel that our ancestors punted... this ungodly mess... to us, with no clarity...

Feeling useless tonight, and disappointed in my silent forebears, and deebly concerned for NRG.   
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#2: February 23, 2021, 03:53:15 AM
Maybe its time to embrace Aryanism and start venerating our ancestors..
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