Thursday, February 02, 2006

Treason or searching for truth?

Where it is a duty to worship the sun, it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley, statesman and writer (1838-1923

The key word in this quote is "duty." That implies that someone is telling someone else (usually a whole community or country) what to do or how to do something.

As with the military, those giving the orders do not want their orders or their motives to be examined by those who are directed to follow them.

Thus it becomes a crime to examine motives or details about orders of the leaders. Call it treason or lack of patriotism to one's country.

Or call it "unAmerican."

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to help people find the facts behind the power.
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