Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mark Twain

Mark Twain:

"Look at the tyranny of party -- at what is called party allegiance, party loyalty -- a snare invented by designing men for selfish purposes -- and which turns voters into chattels, slaves, rabbits, and all the while their masters, and they themselves, are shouting rubbish about liberty, independence, freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, honestly unconscious of the fantastic contradiction; and forgetting or ignoring that their fathers and the churches shouted the same blasphemies a generation earlier when they were closing their doors against the hunted slave, beating his handful of humane defenders with Bible texts and billies, and pocketing the insults and licking the shoes of his Southern master." - The Character of Man

1 comment:

Rational Nation USA said...

Mark Twain sure had a way with words. As well as a fondness for truth.