Gramsci happened to have been a disciple of Karl Marx.
As I often manage to do, I ruffled the feathers of my good, good friend, "Anonymous."
Here's what "Anonymous" posted in my comment box in response to my decision to quote a Marxist philosopher:
"At 8:48 PM, Anonymous said...
Larry, it would be nice if you would quote some of our founding fathers rather than the founder of the Communist Party of Italy."
You gotta love "Anonymous."
At least he or she took the time to respond, got involved, mixed it up, expressed a thought, shared a point of view, cared enough to give me a piece of his/her mind!
I love that! It's a big part of why I blog--that and my obvious need for therapy--stay close to the phone Dr. Parsons!
Every time I get a message from Old "Anonymous" though, I find myself wishing that he would come out into the light just a step or two farther.
Provide us with her name!
Identity is important for authentic conversation, at least it seems so to me.
I'm about ready to start a national campaign. You know, something along the lines of:
"Anonymouses of the world unite! Declare your names so all will know!"
Wonder if it would do any good?
Whatever, I just want to go on record again to say that I hope "Anonymous" will keep posting, even if I never get a name to go with the comments.
Which brings me back to the post "Anonymous" left me.
I believe "Anonymous" deserves to be taken seriously.
So, here's a quote from one of our most famous founding fathers about a subject related to my original, and for "Anonymous" objectionable, post:
"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just"--Thomas Jefferson.