My personal thoughts about life with a disability and all other things I consider important in my life.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Quote Of The Week

10/5
"Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, 'regretted,' that unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these 'little measures'. . . must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing. . . . Each act. . . is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next. You wait for one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join you in resisting somehow."-- Milton Mayer, They Thought They Were Free. The Germans: 1938-1945.
http://educate-yourself.org/cn/thoughttheywerefree20apr05.shtml
http://www.quaker.org/quest/issue-8-milton-mayer-3.htm

10/5
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.~~Aristotle

9/25
“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” - Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885January 10, 1951) was an American novelist and playwright. In 1930 he became the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humour, new types of characters". His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American society and capitalist values. His style is at times droll, satirical, yet sympathetic.

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