“Good novels rarely make good films, but excellent films are often made from poor or trivial novels.” – Susan Sontag, “The Imagination of Disaster”
Now, the toleration which springs from contempt is often intensely intolerant of one thing, namely, of enthusiasm, . . .
— Herbert B Workman, Persecution in the Early Church.
The King had come to His own at last. Lifted up in shame, He drew all men to Him in adoration.
— Herbert B Workman, Persecution in the Early Church
The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.
— Ernie Banks
The Victoria Crosses are for the heroes of the moment; there are no rewards for the lifelong sufferers that war brings in her train.
– Herbert B Workman, Persecution in the Early Church
“Sadly, we have been conditioned to believe that the job of the government is to keep us safe, but in reality the job of the government is to protect our liberties. Once the government decides that its role is to keep us safe, whether economically or physically, they can only do so by taking away our liberties.” – Ron Paul
In any successful attack on freedom the state can only be an accomplice. The chief culprit is the citizen who forgets his duty, wastes away his strength in the sleep of sin and sensual pleasure, and so loses the power of his own initiative. Among a nation healthy at its core . . . no state can subvert the principles of justice without meeting the people’s strong moral resistance under God. — Abraham Kuyper, 1880.
True then. True now. As we steadily lose our freedoms to an ever-expanding state with an ever-expanding scope, we the citizens bear the brunt of the blame. Especially so in a democracy, where we continue to elect the grasping, gasping leeches who live off our labor.