THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 30 January 2004
WHAT DOES A TYRANT THINK?
The past: My great principle was to guard against reaction, and to bury the past in oblivion.
General rule: No social revolution without terror.... How, indeed, can we understand that one could say to those who profess fortune and public situations, "be gone and leave us your fortunes and situations!" Without intimidating them and rerndering any defense impossible.
Freedom of the Press: If I were to give the liberty of the press, my power could not last three days.
Motivation: There are two levers for moving men,--interest and fear.
Military: Soldiers were made on purpose to be killed.
Females: Women are nothing but machines for producing children.
Christianity: The religion of Jesus is a threat, that of Mohammed, a promise.Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
Corsican Emperor of France
Did you ever stop to ask yourself why tyrants and tyrannical States prefer islam, Budism, Hinduism, or any of the other "isms" but Christianity?
From the Book of Deuteronomy:
5:6 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
5:7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
5:8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
5:9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,
5:10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
5:12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.
5:13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
5:14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
In other words, because we worship our Father in Heaven and we consider Jesus, the Christ, as our Savior and Lord, we are not as apt to bend knee and worship a tyrant or tyrannical State. Thus, of all the religions out there, Christianity (and the Jewish religion I suppose) appears to be the most hostile to a tyrant's plans. Those of you who have yet to think about this should carefully consider these thoughts in all their depth.Al Colombo, GKO Publisher
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