Posted 05 October 2016 - 12:59 PM
Shall we establish the "Claus von Stauffenberg Award for Courageous Opposition to Immoral and Corrupt Government"?
It might be designed in the shape of the portion of the preserved, bullet-pocked Berlin wall against which its namesake was put up and shot.
My first two nominees: James Carothers "Jim" Garrison and Edward Snowden.
"[Y]ou can't blame the innocent, they are always guiltless. All you can do is control them or eliminate them. Innocence is a kind of insanity." -- Graham Greene, The Quiet American
"If an individual, through either his own volition or events over which he had no control, found himself taking up residence in a country undefined by flags or physical borders, he could be assured of one immediate and abiding consequence. He was on his own, and solitude and loneliness would probably be his companions unto the grave." -- James Lee Burke, Rain Gods
a wind has blown the rain away and blown
the sky away and all the leaves away,
and the trees stand. i think i too have known
autumn too long
-- e. e. cummings