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QUESTIONNAIRE

by Wendell Berry
1.  How much poison are you willing to eat for the success of the free market and global trade?  Please name your preferred poisons.
2.  For the sake of goodness, how much evil are you willing to do?  Fill in the following blanks with the names of your favorite evils and acts of hatred.
3.  What sacrifices are you prepared to make for culture and civilization?  Please list the monuments, shrines, and works of art you would most willingly destroy.
4.  In the name of patriotism and the flag, how much of our beloved land are you willing to desecrate?  List in the following spaces the mountains, rivers, towns, farms you could most readily do without.
5.  State briefly the ideas, ideals, or hopes, the energy sources, the kinds of security, for which you would kill a child.  Name, please, the children whom you would be willing to kill.
Found at one of the blogs I follow:  https://www.brainpickings.org/
The specific post link is:  https://www.brainpickings.org/2019/08/14/wendell-berry-questionnaire-amanda-palmer/?mc_cid=e1165a44ab&mc_eid=a1951a747c
Please visit the original site if you have a spare moment.  I HIGHLY recommend following this blog, but caution, the posts can be QUITE deep and insightful.  —  KMAB
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Day 26: Life
2017 Still Looking For The Key
2016 Not So Much Anymore, Boss
2015 Green Binge
2014 Overdone
2013 The Courage To Remake The World
2012 Minor Gifts
2011 I Love It When A Plan Comes Together…
2010 Eloquence
Cleaning the Chalk Board

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The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.
  —  Albert Einstein
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On This Day In:
2017 Imagining Humor
2016 So Go On And Deal With It
2015 From A Letter To A Friend
2014 Your Part (Here)
2013 Complements
2012 Sound And Light
2011 Two Politicians Visit A Farm…
2010 Labor Day And Honorable Men

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The world is a dangerous place to be not because of the people who do evil; but because of the people who stand by and let them.
  —  Albert Einstein
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On This Day In:
2017 Orange Comb-Overs Unite!
2016 Speaking Of Which
2015 Complexity Has A Strict Architecture
2014 Just Support
2013 Wandering Free
2012 Contribute = Paying Taxes
2011 How Will You Be Judged?

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The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
   ―  Leonard Henry Courtney
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
   —  Edmund Burke
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
   ―  Plato
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On This Day In:
2016 Or A Pot Of Gold After The Storm
2015 One, Two, Three…
2014 Lend Your Hand
2013 Amnesty, n.
2012 Best Resolv’d
The Clock Is Running
2011 Magic

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
    —  Edmund Burke
[I can’t believe I’ve been posting to this blog for over four years and I’ve never cited this quote before!  Particularly since I’ve used it in some of my “replies” on other blog sites.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 B8
2011 I’m Definitely Not In Control

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I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.  This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.
 
— Martin Luther King Jr
  
 
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On This Day In:
2012 The Great Objective
2011 Read A Book
   
   

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