Random literary pieces which hopefully give a means to an end to provoke some change.
When you go home
Tell them of us and say
For their tomorrow
We gave our today
It may well be that our means are fairly limited and our possibilities restricted when it comes to applying pressure on our government. But is this a reason to do nothing? Despair is not an answer. Neither is resignation. Resignation only leads to indifference, which is not merely a sin but a punishment.
One basic truth can be used as a foundation for a mountain of lies, and if we dig down deep enough in the mountain of lies, and bring out that truth, to set it on top of the mountain of lies; the entire mountain of lies will crumble under the weight of that one truth. And there is nothing more devastating to a structure of lies than the revelation of the truth upon which the structure of lies was built, because the shock waves of the revelation of the truth reverberate, and continue to reverberate throughout the Earth for generations to follow, awakening even those people who had no desire to be awakened to the truth.
That which is not just, is not Law; and that which is not Law, ought not to be obeyed.
A court with a mission is a menace. A supreme court with a mission is a tyranny.
A great and mighty nation a mere 50 years ago, now brought down to a self destructive society, bent on cultural suicide. Where change has been fast but progress slow.
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Those who profess to favor freedom, yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
– Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist
Then there are the progressives themselves – a term that is becoming increasingly bandied about. When someone declares themselves a progressive, my hackles rise. What they mean in reality is that everyone else must be forced to bend to their vision of society, to conform to the socialist utopia they espouse, to be a good little prole. Progressives have no place for independently minded individuals. Progressives are the enemy of individualism, and are, therefore, the very essence of misanthropy. They choose to forget that society is composed of individuals. Progressives are to be despised utterly and completely. Perhaps, most of all is their mangling of the language. Progressives do not want progress, but regression to the dark days of the cold war eastern bloc style of living – the tractor stats will always be going up, despite the enslavement of the population and the collapse of the economy. There is nothing progressive about a progressive, just as there is nothing liberal about a liberal.
Fear the Witch, for it is You
We do not come as aggressors. Our war is not a war of conquest; we are fighting in the defence of our homes, our families, and posterity. We have petitioned, and our petitions have been scorned; we have entreated, and our entreaties have been disregarded; we have begged, and they have mocked when our calamity came. We beg no longer; we entreat no more; we petition no more. We defy them!
-William Jennings Bryan
When they kept you out it was because you were black; when they let you in, it is because you are black. That's progress?
The Difficult we do immediately; the Impossible might take a little time.
In order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing.
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
-Eleanor Roosevelt, US diplomat & reformer (1884 - 1962)
The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.