If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.
“The Thing” is a film about an alien — but it can be read as a metaphor for this pandemic, this disease. The appearance of normalcy is all-important for the creature. It wants to imitate perfectly, so no one can tell who’s sick and who’s not. Ultimately, the whole movie is about trust: Can you […]
To be able to have someone to go to that you trust, that you know has got your back, to have that in life is so precious, it’s a blessing.
Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If he isn’t there the first time you need him, chances are you won’t be needing him again.
When information which properly belongs to the public is systematically withheld by those in power, the people soon become ignorant of their own affairs, distrustful of those who manage them, and – eventually – incapable of determining their own destinies.
The one absolute, unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world – the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous – is his dog.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.