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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 09:12 AM
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13. So, are we clear on how it works now?
Edited on Sun Nov-06-11 09:14 AM by bemildred
It does not matter what he does at this point, except that whatever he says will be fodder for the noise machine, and if he says nothing he will still be fodder for the noise machine. And it is at that point, when you realize that that is the situation, that you are just an object in the noise machine, that you lose faith, you realize that the cause and the noise machine are one, and you have to decide what to do about it.

Rubashov decides that he still believes in the cause, however it may have been distorted, and metaphorically throws himself on his sword because he cannot abandon that hope, and confesses, and is executed. He cannot just walk away from the cause he has dedicated his life to. That's what made me think of Goldstone, the recantation, even though he clearly knows, or ought to know, that it's too late. If he was truly self-interested, he could go commercial at this point, there is plenty of money to be made, but I don't expect he is that sort of guy.

So again, a dramatization of the conflict between thinking (what one knows) and feeling (what one wants).
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