Shoemakers and Kings

I love quotes and I have collected a virtual library of them over the years.

Mark Twain is one of my favorite folders to visit when I need some plain spoken perspective on the world of madness that fear and hate creates.

Every civilization carries the seeds of its own destruction, and the same cycle shows in them all. The Republic is born, flourishes, decays into plutocracy, and is captured by the shoemaker whom the mercenaries and millionaires make into a king. The people invent their oppressors, and the oppressors serve the function for which they are invented. - Mark Twain in Eruption

Who else can we really blame for the world we have all created?

A kill or be killed world where we believe in an illusion that calls our own evil deeds necessary and the servants of good even as we mock our enemies for the very same behavior. Our security will remain but an illusion in a world such as that.

Peace Y’all


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