MADPRIEST’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

It is always those who have a lot who call for sacrifices to be made. And when they do, they are usually talking to those who they have made sure have nothing to sacrifice in the first place.

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MADPRIEST’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY — 6 Comments

  1. These words resounded powerfully for me today. It is seldom those who are without who call for sacrifice. Those who are without are usually sharing.

  2. Was it ever thus.

    I’m suddenly thinking of Malvina Reynolds:

    The bankers and the diplomats
    Are going in the Army.
    O Happy Day! I’d give my pay
    To see them on their way…

    …they can keep their mess kit
    In a hand-embroidered box.
    But if they die, we’ll bring ’em home
    And bury ’em in Fort Knox!

    [Chorus]

    Oh no!
    We hate to see them go!
    The Gentlemen of Distinction in the Army.

    Oh no!
    We hate to see them go!
    The Gentlemen of Distinction in the Arrrrrmy.