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language warning: Socrates and I speak in the same direct language that caused his execution for “corrupting the young.”
“Thinkin’ ‘bout how many time I have fallen,
Spirits are using me, larger voices callin’
What heaven taught you and me, cannot be forgotten.”
Crosby, Stills & Nash: Southern Cross
Carl: Well, well, well! Look who’s back with more to say!
Socrates: I really thought we were done talking, but hey, I’m never done, am I! I’m driven by questions, Carl, and I have another one: How did the Athens I knew become a “Golden Age” in your history when I knew it was, frankly, as fucked up as one could imagine.
C: (smiles) Please begin, Socrates.
S: Athens was a slave-driver, empire driven, tribute taking, freedom-hypocritical, sexist, war-plagued, civil-war destroyed, and Socrates-murdering society.
I think I’m done. (turns and walks away)
(spins with arms opened and broadly smiling) Nah, I think we should elaborate!