Sorry I said anything
Michael J.J. Tiffany
Thu Aug 13 01:23:27 CDT 1998
> > (If Seattle truly does exist, then which came first? Seattle, or
> > the IDEA of Seattle?)
> Neither - I think Burke would say that the name came first.
> Once we had the name, the idea and the place could follow.
His early works aside, I think that Burke would actually react with
vehement contempt to not only such a question but the actual act of
ASKING such a question.
Indeed, I'd say that good ol' Eddy would go so far as to blame a large
portion of his society's flaws on the habit of the elite to waste their
time asking these abstract philosophical questions when they could be
doing something noble, like liberating the Colonies or stopping the
Amalgamating these positions, I'd say that the truly VITAL question now
before us is,
If we cease to question whether the idea, name, or actual city of
Seattle came first, will they ALL cease to exist, in some sort of
laudanum-induced, Coleridge-esque apocalyptic vision?
Or, as I think Burke would suggest, do we have to stop pampering
ourselves with the intellectual comfort of abstraction before we can
truly see Seattle at all?
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Subject: Re: Sorry I said anything -Reply
Yo, for all of you out there. Seattle does, in fact, exist. I happen to work
there and are currently enrolled at a university in downtown. It is a
fantastic town, and all of you should visit and check out the music scene (and
everything else while your at it). If you are ever up here, you can find me
at SEATTLE UNIVERSITY!!!
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