When i entered the forest i met a man and a woman holding an Alsatian* dog on two leads. I asked if it was a wild animal and the woman said it had recently been a police dog. Behind them came a woman with a dog wearing a muzzle. I said hello and she said good afternoon.
I read in a newspaper that the British government is proposing a curriculum for the education of babies. Four stages of development are prescribed from birth to three years. And this evening i hear that a government motion (to extend the maximum time a suspected terrorist can be detained without charge to 90 days) was defeated in parliament today. Instead the period of detention was increased from 14 to 28. I am surprised and glad to hear that fear was defeated by principle.
I note all these instances of order, order, as the Speaker says in the House of Commons, and i imagine a time when order need not be imposed (by voting, by teaching, by muzzling, by policing, by explosions, or by any other use of force)... But to maintain our present culture and security we depend on imposed order, do we not?...I imagine that the externalising and sharing of thought will eventually permit spontaneous order to replace enforcement... and i watch the passing traffic.
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