South Carolina, Stop Fighting the Truth.
Comments in opposition to H. 5183
As for this myth, one sees merely the whole effort of a body straining to raise the huge stone, to roll it, and push it up a slope a hundred times over; one sees the face screwed up, the cheek tight against the stone, the shoulder bracing the clay-covered mass, the foot wedging it, the fresh start with arms outstretched, the wholly human security of two earth-clotted hands. At the very end of his long effort measured by skyless space and time without depth, the purpose is achieved. Then Sisyphus watches the stone rush down in a few moments toward the lower world whence he will have to push it up again toward the summit. He goes back down to the plain.
-Albert Camus, “The Myth of Sisyphus”
The following essay is adapted from comments I gave onApril 4, 2022, at a press conference organized by the Pro-Truth SC Coalition. Like Pro-Truth SC, I am opposed to SC House Bill 5183, an amalgamation of the five earlier-introduced school censorship bills which was introduced this week by members of…
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