Michael Bennitt

This You May Not Read

In No Time For Slaves, Quotes, Wealth For All on August 27, 2011 at 12:30 am

“When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, “This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,” the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything — you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.”

Robert A. Heinlein
If This Goes On (1940)

Heinlein is one of my very favorite authors. The fiction is brilliant and his wisdom is brilliant. Check him out.

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1929 Naval Academy yearbook photo of Robert Anson Heinlein

1929 Naval Academy yearbook photo of Robert Anson Heinlein

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  1. “There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk “his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor” on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, and can never be anything else. Jill Boardman encountered her personal challenge — and accepted it — at 3:47 that afternoon.” -Robert A. Heinlein

    Quotes from my favorite novel, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein.

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