Sunday, September 12, 2010
"The conduct and health of our women represents the life of our nation; individually, in a measure at least, health governs the happiness of the home.
"All a woman has to do in this world is contained within the duties of a daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother.
"But how many girls grow to womanhood untaught; enter wifehood in ignorance, and assume motherhood wholly inprepared for the duties that are thrust upon her?
"Above all things, parents of young ladies should remember that HEALTH is more important than high grades in school. Do not offer prizes for high marks and otherwise add to the pressure of the present school system. Relieve her of worry, do not add to it."
From Mother's Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remedies from Mothers of the United States and Canada (1917) Offered for sale by Chewybooks as of September 12, 2010.
Monday, September 6, 2010
"Damn your economic science...bring me money. I don't care how you get it. The masses shall be eternally disenfranchised...they are fools, donkeys and sterile old men..Our aim is to appeal to their baser instincts.
I am freeing man from the restraints of intelligence...from the dirty and degraded self-mortifications called conscience and morality...the world can be ruled by only fear...We are above clinging to the old bourgeois notions of honor and reputation. We have no time for fine sentiments...it will be unbelieveably bloody and grim.
Yes, we are barbarians...we may fail, but if we do, we shall drag the world down with us...a world in flames."
---Adolf Hitler, to his associates at Berchtesgaden, via the testimony of Dr. Hermann Rauschning, History of World War II, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Armed Services Memorial Edition, 1945
Sobering enough, but more so considering at time of publication we were just comprehending how narrow our escape actually was.
Will our grandchildren be able to say the same in 2075?
Thursday, September 2, 2010
— Susan B. Anthony
From Middle English heretik, from Old French heretique, from Late Latin haereticus, from Greek hairetikos, able to choose, factious, from hairetos, chosen, from haireisthai, to choose.