So, what is the value of a human life, as a society that has shrugged off the burden of Enlightenment humanism collapses around us? Depends. Depends what mood we’re in. You can’t legislate morality! You have to have morality as an unspoken basis for your governance from the get-go. You either value human beings over profit, or you don’t. Guess which way our governing philosophy leans? Do not ask, it leans on thee. No one knows why.
In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen celebrates the life of Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch, personal physician to Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, inventor of the blood pressure meter, escaper of revolutionary decapitation, low level nobleman and hero to those afflicted with high blood pressure in these hyper-tense times.
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