Thursday, November 28, 2013
On closer inspection, you'll see that as Aldous Huxley predicted, we will learn to "love our slavery".
After looking at photos of Hitler in front of the Eiffel Tower and claiming it as his own during my father's lifetime, I see that an alternate reality could instantly rape freedom from us right before our eyes.
I think it was well said in this little selection of prose as to how Germany fell to totalitarianism in a handful of years...
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
Freedom isn't free.