Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Charles Dickens words should be a warning...

I am in the process of reading "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. As I have stated before, no one creates characters as well as he does. He also has some great advice that I think our government officials (yes, no caps as they are not as important as they think they are), would be wise to contemplate.

In Book 2, Chapter 8 he writes:
"Expressive signs of what made them poor, were not wanting; the tax for the state, the tax for the church, the tax for the lord, tax local and tax general, were to be paid here and to be paid there, according to solemn inscription in the little village, until the wonder was, that there was any village left unswallowed."
This quote was a foreshadowing of the beginning of the French revolution in the story. I think our politicians (both parties) should go back and take a European history course and find out what happened to the elite of France because that is what they(our politicians) think they are.

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