"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

27 April 2012

Sage words...


"Man has forgotten God, that is why this has happened."
~~Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Stay safe.


Old Bob said...

Thanks, Blue!
An old old Ukrainian lady (who endured and survived both the Communists and the Nazis) told me years ago, "Never trust anyone who wants to do away with God, marriage, or the family."
By the way, I have read "The Gulag Archipelago" three times. Every person who thinks socialism is a good thing should read it.

Blue said...

The Ukrainian lady knew what she was talking about, Bob.

I've read Gulag. My "go to" book, when I need to be reminded, is Elie Wiesel's "Night".

Both books are quite sobering.

Should be required reading. :)

Old Bob said...

I think I have a copy oo Wiesel's book; I will have to read it.
Yes, they should be required reading!

Blue said...

"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" is another outstanding Solzhenitsyn book. I think it's his best, but what do I know? :)

Old Bob said...

"One Day" - if I remember rightly - captures all of "Gulag" in one slim volume, and I have no doubt that most of the description in it of camp conditions is factually accurate.

Blue said...

Bob... Yep. That's the one.