Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Tools of Freedom

“It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”
- Winston Churchill

No Jam Today -

"…. No, it can’t,” said the Queen. “It’s jam every other day: today isn’t any other day, you know.” “I don’t understand you,” said Alice. “It’s dreadfully confusing!” “That’s the effect of living backward,” the Queen said kindly: “it always makes one a little giddy at first — ” “Living backward!” Alice repeated in great astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!” ” — but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s memory works both ways.” “I’m sure mine only works one way,” Alice remarked. “I can’t remember things before they happen.”
“It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backward,” the Queen remarked.

Lewis Carroll - Through the Looking Glass

Tools needed for the fight:

Eyes, ears, memory that works both ways, presence of mind, unity of purpose, friends, courage, conviction, will to win, sacrifice.

Or as Winston Churchill put it: “I like a man who grins when he fights."

-No Apology