Monday, 24 December 2007

Fewtril #221

It is perverse that the leaders of a modern nation feel they must honour the memory of the great men to whom that nation owes what it possesses in high culture and civility, and yet, were those great men alive today, they would be reviled for holding opinions that those leaders profess to find uncultured and uncivilised and unfit for the standing of a modern nation.

4 comments:

Lokki said...

A fitting eulogy for Benazir Bhutto, who was reviled for all that is corrupt during life, but became a martyr to all that is good upon her death.

The truth? Who cares? It's the legend that will survive. Ask Evita.

Rev. Beckmann said...

I have often thought the same.

J.K. Baltzersen said...

Sir,

You have once again achieved my quote of the month.

Please see here.

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Skewed 20/20 vision or rank hypocrisy?