Now, of course, idiocy is nothing new. The world is rife with it, and always will be. What fascinates me is the particular turns that it takes at any given moment in history. What I wonder is how anyone more than a hundred years into everyday use of petroleum products could possibly be ignorant of the implications of an act like this. The fact that gasoline is explosive is well-established beyond the insinuations of post-modern philosophy -- there really is a reality "out there", which is perfectly impervious to human whim -- and it astounds me that this fact can be lost on anyone not tramping around in the deepest bush naked and howling at the moon for sustenance.
Saturday, May 28, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Saturday, May 28, 2005