Sunday, January 5, 2014

Quote du jour

Here is what I got for Christmas: not having to be in Auschwitz; not having to be beaten to death by Lithuanian death squads with iron bars; not having to be a prisoner in a Japanese prison ship; not having to be galley slave in Roman times; not having to fight in sub-zero cold against Communist hordes in Korea; not having to be in a leukemia ward; not having to be homeless on skid row in downtown L.A. That’s not all. I got to not be tortured and executed by an opposing ethnic group in South Sudan; not being sold into slavery in Brazil; not being hanged for having been born Jewish; not having to be gassed by insecticide by Nazi “scientists.”
- Ben Stein

2 comments:

  1. Think of how long this list could be for you and me.

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  2. True. We take so much for granted in this country. We forget how much we're blessed and we forget how much responsibility we bear to be that shining city on a hill.

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