The video below although a month old is ‘going viral’ as more and more people share it. I hope you will share it with others too.
And while there are many things said in it’s 6 minutes, the quote below is my favorite. It is so obvious it needs to be said, because we tend to forget the obvious.
“It pains me to say this, but we live in a society of wolves. You do not fight back by creating a society of sheep.”
I must say that it saddens me that the direction our great nation seems to be taking forces me to return to this theme again and again. As I once heard said from stage, “most people are too busy trying to make it day to day to pay attention to some of the important things that are happening.”
My great fear is that our casual disregard and unwillingness to ‘fight the current’ when we can simply coast along may bring us to a place we really don’t want to be.
A friend told me that could never happen, because it is all being done with “good intentions.”
“Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends.” – Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine
From Torquemada to Robespierre and Hitler the men who have made mankind suffer the most have been inspired to do so have been inspired to do so by a strong faith; so strong that it led them to think their crimes were acts of virtue necessary to help them achieve their aim, which was to build some sort of an ideal kingdom on earth.” – David Cecil, Library Looking-Glass: A Personal Anthology
“Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.” – Milton Friedman
“Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.” – Aldous Huxley
Wake Up America – Live The IDEA.
Here are two books, written 40 years apart, both with the same title that will start you thinking a little deeper. I am lucky enough to have owned the older one since I bought it new.
PS: Here is a thought: you don’t have to buy the book – go to the library. Beyond that, I have had great success buying used books from Amazon, just stick with the Very Good or Like New condition and you will be very pleased. And yes, this is a shameless plug for the Library System – I volunteer there.