“It is clear” (or it was to Voltaire) “that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster.”
I recently watched The Family Stone. It was billed as a comedy, but I don’t think that works as a description, unless a self-unseeing display of how bigotry is met with a more virulent strain of intolerance, and dissent is combated by stifling debate can be seen as funny.
The world seems increasingly inquisitorial sometimes, which is why I am battening down the hatches. Here instead is a picture of an afternoon visitor to the little patch of ground. A moth, called a Centre-barred Sallow (Atethmia centrago). They live in woodland. The larvae feed on ash trees (we have plenty of those). Adults fly from August until early October.