Monday, 5 April 2010


Jonathan Pearce feels the need to go all alpha and omega with this glorious Heinlein quotation:
"I believe in my fellow citizens. Our headlines are splashed with crime yet for every criminal there are 10,000 honest, decent, kindly men. If it were not so, no child would live to grow up. Business could not go on from day to day. Decency is not news. It is buried in the obituaries, but is a force stronger than crime. I believe in the patient gallantry of nurses and the tedious sacrifices of teachers. I believe in the unseen and unending fight against desperate odds that goes on quietly in almost every home in the land. I believe in the honest craft of workmen. Take a look around you. There never were enough bosses to check up on all that work. From Independence Hall to the Grand Coulee Dam, these things were built level and square by craftsmen who were honest in their bones."
Let me take that out for special attention:
"..the unseen and unending fight against desperate odds that goes on quietly in almost every home..."
...or on the battlefield, or in the hospital emergency room, or in the school or numerous other circumstances - it goes on and on without ever making the news. We are going to need every drop of it for what is surely coming around the corner.

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