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“This is the west, sir, and when a legend and the facts conflict, go print the legend.“

From Who Shot Liberty Valance


We prefer the story to reality. But printing the Legend is uplifting... good entertainment. It makes us feel good, instead of worrying us about a potential problem or injustice. Justice like judgement are never important, the desire to do so makes them suspect. You are demanding compliance to an upstream perspective. I must have revenge, or I deem these people to be enemies of the common good, neither goal comes out of the vortex.