. . . Friday April 15, 2005

The Diablo is in the Details

A dude from California is trying to pressure state officials to change the name of Mount Diablo because the word devil is offensive to his religious sensibilities.

Se Habla Loco.

From the complainant Art Mijares: “Words have power, and when you start mentioning words that come from the dark side, evil thrives. When I take boys camping on the mountain, I don’t even like to say its name. I have to explain what the name means. Why should we have a main feature of our community that celebrates the devil?”

A couple of thoughts.

First, letting your kid go camping on Mount Anything with this guy makes about as much sense as agreeing to a Neverland slumber party.

Second, if the current political and cultural trends in this country continue apace, Art Mijares will soon be considered a moderate.

Concentration is important!