Peace

Quote - You wait for one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join with you in resisting

 

"You see," my colleague went on, "one doesn’t see exactly where or how
to move. Believe me, this is true. Each act, each occasion, is worse
than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the
next. You wait for one great shocking occasion, thinking that others,
when such a shock comes, will join with you in resisting somehow. You
don’t want to act, or even talk, alone; you don’t want to ‘go out of
your way to make trouble.’ Why not?—Well, you are not in the habit of
doing it. And it is not just fear, fear of standing alone, that
restrains you; it is also genuine uncertainty.

 

An excerpt from

They Thought They Were Free

The Germans, 1933-45

Milton Mayer

https://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/511928.html

Quote - Men who find themselves in receipt of unasked-for luck become either benign, believing themselves unworthy, or dangerous

 

I did not know him before his rush to power, but
what I saw in him then was a man overhorsed by the glory
fate had handed him, riding by sheer force of will, knowing
he must be thrown sometime, and that it would hurt.

In my experience, men who find themselves in receipt of
unasked-for luck become either benign, believing themselves
unworthy, or dangerous, believing everyone else sees them as
unfit.

 

An excerpt from

27 October 2017 - This Winter Palace clock was stopped 100yrs ago when Bolsheviks seized power - started again

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May the shadow of the moon fall on a world at peace

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