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POLICY: Don't take it so damn' seriously.
The infiniteness of Man is not reduced
to a "split inanity" by wars, taxes,
or" experts " who seek to sell him what
he already has in an infinite amount.
Sub-Policy: We reserve the right to change
our minds from issue to issue, or
even from page to page, if we desire.
Sub-Sub-Polic': Each Man has the inherent
right to be his own and only " Authority" -- with his wife's permission.
Sub-Sub-Sub-Policy: We have no objection to
"educated guesses" about Man's destidy -- if there's no price tag to it,
and if the guesser has no objection to
our guessing that he's only guessing.
LITTLE "INQUISITIONS" OF TODAY ARE JUST AS DEADLY
We thought EVERYone knew
what The ABERREE stood for --
what its policy is. Everybody
except us, of course. We stated
our policy in one of the early
issues -- "Don't take it so
damn' seriously" -- and to the
best of our knowledge, haven't
changed it, altho we've tottered on the brink, once or
twice. In these days, it's a
bit difficult to not take seriousness seriously, or maybe
we should say, be serious about
not being serious.
Anyhow, within the last few
weeks, we've had several outand-out, straight -- from-theshoulder requests: "Will you
please state what the purpose
of The ABERREE is?" "Would you
tell us what you are for and
what you are against -- or are
you just against Christianity?"
We suppose that the questioners -- newcomers to our list
of readers -- think it's about
time we tried to SELL them an
idea, or something, They've
been exposed to one or more
issues, and not finding an espousal of any definite and
costly "cause", are confused.
If we used the 20 pages we
print to tell them how terrible the Catholics are, that
Flying Saucers are about to
descend and take certain strata
of "the faithful" to another
planet, or offered them a book
showing how they could cross
their toes and get Eternal
Life, they'd feel better. Maybe we could attract a cult of
toe crossers, and become "the
Official Voice" for the Divine
and Uplifting Association of
Spiritual Toe Crossers, saying
over and over, in as many ways
as we could, "If you cross
your toes thus and so, you can
have eternal life." Always
adding, of course, the purpose
for such organizations: "Full
instructions, blank dollars."
But we don't. We don't believe crossing your toes, or
any other marketable system,
is going to bring anybody eternal life. Nor do we believe it
(eternal life) is for sale behind stained glass windows, or
in the eyepiece of a telescope
peering into the sky. Eternal
life isn't something you BUY --
it's something you LIVE -- and
The ABERREE nor any other publication has any jurisdiction
over it -- except for itself.
Many of the anti-Catholic,
anti-Jewish, and other antithis-or-thats, have one or two
aims : hate and money-making,
with hate predominating. Undoubtedly, since the Catholic
church has a history of hate
and oppression as its foundation, it has built its own bed
of spikes, and we have things
to do other than see that the
prongs of those spikes remain
sharp. Emotion doesn't die,
and the hatred of today, like
the hatreds of a few hundred
years ago, is a caroming boomerang that takes its toll until a stronger emotion -- such
as love or respect -- is built
up to replace it.
The Inquisition was a level
of bigotry that got out-ofhand. Non-believers were tortured and burned at the stake
by fanatics who wanted to force
their ideas on all, not because it was important that the
others also believe but because a growth of "doubters"
menaced their own control.
Today, altho one cannot be
burned at the stake for heresy ,
there are millions of tiny
"Inquisitions", in which miniature Pope Innocents and Pope
Gregorys sit in judgment on
their fellow men. If you're
not a church-aging Christian ,
insist (in some areas) on working on Sunday, don't go to
your dentist twice a year, or
your doctor every few months
"for a check-up and with a
check", or agree to let your
municipal water supply be poisoned because some bigot (not
all bigots are religious) insists it is "for the common
good", you face public ridicule, censure, maybe even the
loss of your means of livelihood. We know persons who are
antagonistic to many o f the
co-called charities listed as
benefactors of Community Fund
drives, yet there is an implied
"inquisition" that makes them
give up part of their salary
because the firm for which they
work wants to be listed in the
"100 per cent column".
Hoxsey, who claimed to have
a cure for cancer, Dr. Reich
and his Orgone accumulator, and
countless others have been
victims of the most deadly inquisition of modern times, operated by the American Medical
Trust. Until the medical fraternity is able to PROVE by
cures that it is entitled to a
monopoly in the healing field,
it is in the same category as
the religious bigots who show,
by their conduct, that the system they are trying to force
upon all fails to promote the
optimum condition they espouse.
The list is endless. Censors of sex and pornography are ,
in the main, warped minds trying to set up standards to
control other warped minds.
The "cold war" between haters
of two differing governments
are promoting an inquisition
that could result in many more
deaths than were claimed during the Dark Ages of stake and
burning fagots. Even unionism
is a form of bigotry when it
reaches the stage where it can
dictate unfair terms both to
the employer and the would-be
We retain some freedom only
at the cost of eternal vigilance. And we avoid inquisitions only by tolerance and
understanding of others' viewpoints. If we start taking those
opposing ideas "too damn' seriously", and trying to fight fire
with fire, we begin setting up a
little inquisition of our own.