Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

‘Omelas State University’

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At Pennsylvania State University, a grown man found a blameless child being put through hell. Other grown men learned of it. Each of them had to make their choice, and decide, fundamentally, whether the continuation of their utopia — or at very least the illusion of their utopia — was worth the pain and suffering of that one child. Through their actions, and their inactions, we know the choice they made.

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  1. Nicely done Gerry, so apt. Hopefully it will inspire a few to go reread that story.


    November 10, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    • I wish I could take credit, but it was all Scalzi.


      November 10, 2011 at 1:58 pm

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