Wednesday, April 19, 2017

19a0417 BLOK

19a0417 BLOK
¨On Tyranny¨ by Timothy Snyder (a Yale University professor)  See attached photograph of the cover.
Some of Mr.Snyder´s quotes:
My motto:
STAND OUT!
Someone has to!
The moment you´re an example, the spell of the status quo is broken, and others will follow!
PLATO BELIEVED THAT
DEMAGOGUES (TRUMP, for example) exploited free speech to install themselves as tyrannts!
Maybe you understand what´s happening in the U.S. today?
FROM SHAKESPEARE´S `HAMLET:´
¨The time is out of joint!  O cursed spite, 
That ever I was born to set it right!
Nay, come, let´s go do it together!¨
H.
P.S.  A Spanish friend gave this book to me yesterday.  Spanish people are concerned about what´s happening in the U.S.  They know what living under a dictator (F. Franco) for 35 years is like!  Of course, you don´t think it´s possible in the U.S.  But, Mr. Snyder has sounded a clarion call for those of us awake, to speak up.  Otherwise, we´re ripe for a dictator, as the U.S. is basically a NATION OF SHEEP.   Note, there are many ´sheep´in this group! 

´THE PRICE OF FREEDOM IS ETERNAL VIGILANCE!´

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