Saturday, October 13, 2012


"As we peer into society's future, we - you and I, and our government - must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow."
-Dwight D. Eisenhower (from his 1961 farewell address)

1 comment:

  1. So many heard. So few listened. The war profiteers ignored.

    When you think about the man who said this, a solid citizen, a career army officer, 5-star general, two-term U.S. president, and "we" did nothing to heed his warnings. So now "we're" broke and the MIC is alive and well and still wildly profitable (building shareholder wealth - let's not forget all "us" shareholders participating) with a trail of untold misery, terror, death and destruction behind it.

    Have a great day Steve! E.