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When Do You Run?

Why, then, should you run away? And how can you resist right then? After all, you’ll only make your situation worse; you’ll make it more difficult for them to sort out the mistake. And it isn’t just that you don’t put up any resistance; you even walk down the stairs on tiptoe, as you are ordered to do, so your neighbors won’t hear.

At what exact point, then, should one resist? When one’s belt is taken away? When one is ordered to face into a corner? When one crosses the threshold of one’s home? An arrest consists of a series of incidental irrelevancies, of a multitude of things that do not matter, and there seems no point in arguing about any one of them individually especially at a time when the thoughts of the person arrested are wrapped tightly about the big question: “What for?”-and yet all these incidental irrelevancies taken together implacably constitute the arrest.

6 Responses to “When Do You Run?”

  1. Scott Zorn says:

    “When is is correct to rebel?”

    The catechism has a very explicit 5 point criteria for when it is appropriate to resist.

    One of which is that the probability of success is likely.

    (I’m at the bar, but I am somewhat likely to look it up tomorrow)

  2. Zorn says:

    Wow, what a catholic pussy.

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