"What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote
in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes
his own self-interest as he sees it... which for the majority translates as 'Bread and Circuses'."
- Robert A. Heinlein

In Roman times, free Bread and Circuses entertained the masses. I hope you find your time
here both entertaining and informative.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Kipling

"[Kipling] sees clearly that men can only be highly civilized while other men, inevitably less civilised, are there to guard and feed them." - George Orwell

The Complete Collection of Rudyard Kipling's Poems

You must read The Betrothed, The Virginity, Gunga Din, The Grave of the Hundred Head, If, and just for fun, The Female of the Species.

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.
- The Young British Soldier -

1 comment:

Derby said...

thanks for the link