Saturday, August 31, 2013

QOTD

Taking a break from "Garage Reconstruction 101" and thought I'd share this with my friends here.

It was written sixty years ago, but is more relevant now than ever..... 

 

Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and censorship. When any government, or church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything. You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.” 

 

From "Revolt in 2100" by Robert A. Heinlein, written in 1954

4 comments:

  1. Every time I read Heinlein, I'm struck anew by how observant and intelligent he was.

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  2. Yep, that is quote worth remembering...

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  3. Yep, that is quote worth remembering...

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  4. I've read much of his work and had not read that. Brilliant!

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