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I don't lock my doors for my safety. I lock them for yours. If you are intent on harming me and my family, a locked door is your first and only warning.

If you should choose to ignore this warning, subtlety will be abandoned to the four winds.

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Every human protector must wake this way. A Pak wakes sentient for the first time. A human protector has human
memories. He wakes clear-headed, and remembers, and thinks with a certain amount of embarrassment: I've been stupid.

Protector

Even the richest person, provided the riches comes from mutually beneficial exchange, does not need to give anything 'back' to the community, because this person took nothing out of the community. Indeed, the reverse is true: Enterprises give to the community. Their owners take huge risks, and front the money for investment, precisely with the goal of serving others. Their riches are signs that they have achieved their aims.

Those who cling to the untrue doctrine that violence never settles anything would be advised to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Nations and peoples who forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.

English doesn't borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over and goes through their pockets for loose grammar.

Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. … Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.

Nuremberg Diary, by Gustave Gilbert

God had a son, and he said to Jesus, “I’m sending you on a suicide mission, but don’t worry, they can’t kill you, because you’re really me.”

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