Jun 29, 2006

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What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? --Mahatma Gandhi

3 comments:

Calico Jack said...

I will presume that it makes no difference to the dead. It makes a huge difference to the living. In a war for freedom, especially the freedom enumerated in our bill of rights, the homeless are able to work and obtain a home, orphans may marry and start a family and the population may travel, speak and worship as they choose. Contrast that with Castro, Idi Amin and Pol Pot.

Jeffrey Smith said...

Interesting quote. Since Lenin, Stalin, Mao, etc. all claimed to have been working for "people's republics" and the liberty of the proletariat, a case could be made for more people having been slaughtered in the causes of "the people", liberty, etc., beginning with the French Revolution, than for any cause in human history.

Hooda Thunkit said...

It makes no difference to the dead.

It is the living that reap the benefits or consequences of such actions...