Thread: Fear in Aikido
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Old 09-09-2006, 01:26 AM   #3
Kevin Wilbanks
Location: Seattle/Southern Wisconsin
Join Date: Jul 2002
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Re: iwama note, censored?

I don't know that much about Terry Dobson, but I enjoy reading stuff about and by him precisely because what I have read shows me a fearless questioner and seeker of truth. I love it when someone says something that makes most everyone cringe because it is both so unxpected and so true. In the US, we have a proud tradition of comics who have done this, from Lenny Bruce through George Carlin down to Chris Rock today. They have served as our philosophers and radicals when no one else would step up to do the job. Today we see Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert filling this role, to some extent. Speaking truth to power is often left to the jester.
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