Sunday, April 4, 2010

QOTD, 04/04/2010

It is incredible how as soon as a people becomes subject, it promptly falls into such complete forgetfulness of its freedom that it can hardly be roused to the point of regaining it, obeying so easily and so willingly that one is led to say, on beholding such a situation, that this people has not so much lost its liberty as won its enslavement.
√ČTIENNE DE LA BO√ČTIE
Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
1577

I can't help but think of an English Grandmother arrested, jailed, fined, and required to wear a tracking device for the heinous crime of selling a goldfish to a 14 year old without his parents permission...

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