"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Sunday Reflection

6 comments:

  1. Hello, CE, and thank you for this unusual offering.

    I always remember Carl Sagan with fondness - a man who always found wonder and beauty where too many find only science and sterility.

    The young Professor Cox is a similar such man and we should be thankful that the wonder of our planet, our galaxy, our universe is not being forgotten in scientolatrous fundamentalism.

    Again, thank you.

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  2. The blue dot, paling into insignificance, might well be the Tory party on the electoral map after the GE!

    Apols for the political input into your Sunday Reflection!

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  3. You'd think Sagan's words would give us pause for thought wouldn't you, Opsimath? Tyrants, oppressors are worth no more than we and we must use what we have to overcome them. I agree about Brian Cox - his enthusiasm is infectious and it's a pleasure to see him on our screens. Unfortunately, too many people are beavering away at the coal-face and have no time to 'lift up their eyes'. We all need our quiet, reflective moments.

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  4. Don't worry Mr W - the Sunday Reflection no doubt always has some sort of political input (see last week). I take issue that the pale blue dot is the Conservative Party though - might it be that you're colour blind and mistaking the Blues for Brown?

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  5. No Ms. GV (seeing as we being a tad formal today) I am not colour blind.

    Suffice it to say that I believe the blue and red dots may not be as large as they could or should be. Also I have an odd feeling that there will be some independents (or smaller parties) elected.

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  6. :-) but I've always called you Mr W or Mr Witterings. I think you're right about smaller Parties and I hope the red dots are blitzed from the map in the best way possible - through the ballot box.

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