Thursday Night Open

SanFranciscoZionist4/02/2009 7:31:15 pm PDT

re: #26 rawmuse

The spectrum of human mental dispositions runs the gamut.
John Brown was a Christian, and some would say a terrorist.
Joan of Arc saw visions, and she would draw scrutiny from a shrink, if she ever saw one.
So would John the Baptist, for sure.
It defies pat analysis, IMHO.
Good subject for a Masters thesis.

John Brown challenges me. His cause was righteous. His means were horrifying, and without a doubt terroristic—and yet, eventually, his cause, among other things, would lead to a war that make his actions look, if not mild, right at home. I look at him, and try to assess him, and it’s not easy. What do others make of the man?