Re: Re: GSUSA & Music lawsuit threats
Ed Darrell (EDarr1776@AOL.COM)
Wed, 28 Aug 1996 09:19:29 -0400
Let me affirm the remarks of Jonah Triebwasser, who copied these remarks from
>>At the risk of flaming or being deep-fried by many members of this list, I
>>Shakespeare really got it right in (I believe) "HENRY VI", Part 2, scene
>> "...the first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers..."
>>O.K., NOT much civility displayed here, but I am REALLY tweaked about this!
>>Doug Roach>>ASM Troop 10, EA Ship 10>>South Florida Council>>Miami
My wife cross-stitched this line for her father, a decorated Air Force
lawyer, and it graces his study. We were intrigued at the context of the
The line is uttered by Dick the Butcher. As Prof. Triebwasser noted, Dick
and his colleagues were plotting to violently overthrow the king and oppress
the people -- in order to keep the oppression going, Dick noted, they would
have to get rid of the lawyers, who would defend the people's rights.
But I invite you to read the entire scene. At this point Dick and his friend
are interrupted by a third colleague, who announces they have actually
captured an evil doer -- a fellow from town whose crime is that he can read!
Dick knows the fellow, and protests that perhaps they could spare his head
because he's a good fellow, despite his being literate. Additional evidence
indicates that not only does the poor accused man read, but he also *teaches
kids how to read*! So, of course, he is led away to execution.
My skin is thick, and I even collect lawyer jokes. But I hope everyone
remembers the entire context of this Shakespearean tale. In his wonderful
fashion, old Bill wasn't sniping at lawyers, but at those who would oppress
people by removing their rights and frustrating their education.
Do not Scouters contribute to education of children? In the world of Dick
the Butcher, would any Scouter's head be safe?
Cheerful thoughts on the thin veneer of civilization,
Ed Darrell, Duncanville, Texas
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City