‘You’re arrogant and amoral, and it’s people like you who are spoiling America.’
So what fate now awaits me even before I die? If you can get prosecuted in America for spoiling the neighbourhood by having a bare patch in your front lawn, what the hell happens to you if you spoil the whole of America? Was that black Chevy with the tinted windows, which was parked up just where I walk every week, pure coincidence? Should I start sleeping with the light on? Should I dig a priest hole under the living room floor? Could I live with the irony if I did?
Let’s change the subject…
Imagine you’re completely down and out and living as a beggar on the street, and further imagine that a little girl approaches and offers you the pound she’d been given to buy an ice cream. What the hell would you do? Take the money and deprive a little girl of her ice cream? Refuse it and deny her the grace of a charitable act? Would you be able to live with yourself ever again if you did either?