"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, 20 March 2011

Sunday Reflection


  1. In almost 64 years, I have seen the most awful things happen to this poor world, often as a direct result of greed and stupidity. Nature, in a few hours, shows how puny our efforts are, and that, far from being in any position to 'destroy the world', the world itself could bat us aside like an annoying wasp at a picnic.

    I don't even know if 'Thank you' is appropriate for the footage you have brought us today, but it is important, if only to give us some sense of our shortcomings; in 10 million years this planet will still be orbiting the sun while we, like everything else, will have been long-forgotten

    sic transit gloria mundi.

  2. Beautifully put, Opsimath. You've expressed what I appreciated about the video too. Libya & the ME seem to have diverted the media's attention away from Japan and the suffering there.

    Hi, LI, hope your Gran's on the mend. As for Japan, I've only been able to find news of two British aid teams sent out to help so far - I don't think that will go very far - they need more help. I'd rather see the RAF dropping food parcels & medicines in Japan (like the Berlin Airlift) than bombs.


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