Wednesday, March 12, 2008

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Edmund Burke


it wasn't me said...

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."

A quote from Edmund Burke in "Thoughts on the Cause of Present Discontents" has, in general use, come to be delivered as, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Which ever version you prefer, the message is the same: evil will, therefore good must.


by David Sisler

okay, you can get that restraining order now.

Maureen said...

dang, I was going to put that quote on today!

it wasn't me said...

Just take mine off here, and go ahead. It would be better on the from page.

it wasn't me said...

"front" page.

God I'm a dumbass.

Please remove all of these!!!! (4)

Maureen said...

I love you sis, and the restraining order is on it's way.

it wasn't me said...

I hope you'll be up and ranting again soon Maureen. I love you.

And I miss your sports pics.

Please help fill my empty life!!!!!!!!! (9)

it wasn't me said...
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it wasn't me said...

How's that restraining order coming??? (3)

Maureen said...

desperate for mail?

it wasn't me said...

I was going to say yesterday, that although I have admired Edmund Burke for years - ever since Barbra Streisand quoted him in What's Up Doc? - I have no idea who David Sisler is.

He could very well be a right-wing fascist using Burke's words to support his agenda.

Then again, he could be a perfectly nice guy.

As usual I didn't make the effort to find out, and stuck the comment on there anyway.

On the bright side... you now have 10 comments for this post. My work is done. : )

loneliness said...

"On the bright side... you now have (insert appropriate # here) comments for this post. My work is done."

I love this line so much, and am so impressed with my own cleverness, I'm going to recycle it for use on other blogs, as I have nothing original to say.

(I really should be killed)