Saturday, September 11, 2010

From FDR to "W" et alii

Dear Loathed Successors in Office,

It seems that you have taken my first inaugural in entirely the wrong sense. And so you tread fearless before the Lord, you walk in dusty shoes over holy ground; making yourselves fools. For the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Instead of the Lord, you would have us fear the market, the collapse of the market, the Islam of swords, appearing to fear any Islam, our children in their very numbers, our parents in their aging, airplanes, bottles of water and shoes on airplanes, talcum powder, coughs and sneezes.

The only thing we have to fear is Fear itself. The fear of the Lord is holy; O America, O Christians, let the Lord be your Fear and your Love, and you need fear nothing in this world.

From a wheelchair


Belfry Bat said...

I suppose we must consider the possibility that FDR ought to have paid his ambassadors more attention, but who knows? "No-one is told what would have happened".

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