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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:54 PM
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Sound familiar?? "Beware the leader..."
Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in
order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for
patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both
emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind . . .
And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch
and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed,
the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the
citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and
blinded with patriotism, will offer up all of their rights
unto the leader, and gladly so. How do I know?
For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.


- W. Shakespeare
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T Roosevelt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:02 PM
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1. Isn't there some question as to this quote
being from Shakespeare?
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toddzilla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:03 PM
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2. it was incorrectly attributed to caesar himself..
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Chesterton Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:18 PM
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3. its not shakespeare or caesar
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 07:52 AM
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4. Hi Chesterton!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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