He Said That? 4/14/17

From Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881), Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher, The House of the Dead (1862):

Whoever has experienced the power and the unrestrained ability to humiliate another human being automatically loses his own sensations. Tyranny is a habit, it has its own organic life, it develops finally into a disease. The habit can kill and coarsen the very best man or woman to the level of a beast. Blood and power intoxicate … the return of the human dignity, repentance and regeneration becomes almost impossible.”

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5 responses to “He Said That? 4/14/17

  1. Tyranny comes on little cat feet,
    It doesn’t announce itself, it’s very discreet,
    It sits looking over harbor and city,
    There are those who thinks it’s pretty,
    But once ingrained, liberty is gone,
    On silent haunches it sits,~~~then moves on.

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    • Once again I like your rhyme
      A thoughtful way to pass the time
      Your words on liberty ring quite true
      And leave us all feeling quite blue

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      • Robert gore, a bard from yore,
        Your rhyme is sublime and not a boor,
        Let not your heart be led astray,
        The bringers of light will take the day,
        The fascist geldings are are no longer placid,
        As their diminutive puds are turning flaccid,
        Their place in history will become a cliche.

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  2. THE MOST INSIDIOUS FORM OF TYRANNY,
    IS THAT IMPOSED THROUGH THE BALLOT BOX
    BY THOSE WHO WOULD FABRICATE THEIR
    OWN CHAINS OF DESPOTISM,THUS LENDING
    LEGITIMACY TO THEIR OWN ENSLAVEMENT.

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  3. THE TREE OF TYRANNY MUST BE WATERED
    FROM TIME TO TIME, WITH THE PISS OF PATRIOTS.

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