One Thing Leads To Another

“If there is one fact we really can prove, from the history that we really do know, it is that despotism can be a development, often a late development and very often indeed the end of societies that have been highly democratic. A despotism may almost be defined as a tired democracy. As fatigue falls on a community, the citizens are less inclined for that eternal vigilance which has truly been called the price of liberty; and they prefer to arm only one single sentinel to watch the city while they sleep.”

– Chesterton, The Everlasting Man

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2 Comments

  1. bob sykes says

    How long before the military gets tired of the nonsense in Washington and imposes order.

    Posted May 19, 2017 at 7:41 am | Permalink
  2. Whitewall says

    Bob Sykes, good question but we haven’t had nearly enough social chaos in the streets and elsewhere—never mind DC. It will take a lot of chaos and violence to arouse the clueless American moderate that things are not okay. After all, to most people, “it can’t happen here”.

    Posted May 19, 2017 at 8:47 am | Permalink