The Irony of It All

RECEIVED Mon., July 18, 2005

Dear Editor,
    The irony in Louis Black's July 15 "Page Two" article bled from the written page.
    As points for thinking, Louis suggests 1) that humankind's loss of literacy is not lamentable and 2) humankind's maintenance of its attention to its violent nature is also not lamentable.
    My instincts tell me that our world would be much better had it more literacy and less communication of the violent kind. However, Louis' record of ripping apart traditional modalities of expression to render the page clean for words of deeper meaning causes me to doubt my instincts. Perhaps my bias blocks my ability to absorb these words of deeper meaning: perhaps I am just incapable of such absorption. Either way, after literally ripping the article to shreds in a violent outburst, I looked down at what I had done and laughed aloud at the irony all around.
    Thank you Louis!
Carl Wibbenmeyer
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