It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...

Strawman Bookshelf

I'm packing my backpack for the plane flight tomorrow and I start thinking these thoughts:

Hmm. What books should I not be bringing on the flight? Probably not Lenny Bruce... I'd like to finish the Illuminatus! Trilogy again but that might not be the best idea... A Bullet For Stonewall as well as A Bullet For Lincoln? Decent alternate history stories but I just know Security will be searching my backpack for me. And do I want to take along a fresh new notebook for writing or do I want to take my chances with one that's got stuff in it, and if there's stuff in it, like the Feminin LeGauche comics, will they take offense to that? I mean, hell, if people have gotten in trouble cause of the Something Awful grenade logo sticker...

And then I realized this means I've been thinking that they'll automatically be judging us all as potential terrists until half-convinced otherwise. And that I'm also now letting someone in a position of authority, however nebulous, dictate what I am to be reading and writing while in public.

And suddenly I don't feel so Free anymore.

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