Monday, January 02, 2006

Wisdom !!!

"There is no security in this life. There is only opportunity."
"The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear keep us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real."
- General Douglas MacArthur

3 Comments:

Blogger alan said...

Happy New Year to one of my favorite fountains of wisdom!

MacArthur seems to have had right perspective on politicians when he made that observation. I wonder if it was made before or after Herbert Hoover sent him to drive the WW1 vets (the Bonus Army) out of Washington D.C.?

alan

11:20 PM  
Blogger Doobert's Digs said...

I don't know when MacArthur made the quote but it seemed super relevant. Sort of like 1984 is coming to fruition.

7:51 PM  
Blogger alan said...

Everday, my friend, everyday!

alan

1:03 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home