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January 04, 2010

Where there is discord, may we bring harmony

Margaret Thatcher: The Downing Street Years. No humbug, the unvarnished truth.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Amen.

"She thought all men feeble and gentlemen more feeble than most." Classic. She was right about upper middle class intellectuals too; seeing everyone's point of view and having no point of view of their own. God, this is like taking a warm bath. Far, far too much to quote. Budget two hours or so and watch the whole thing. England was still England not so very long ago.

If you do not have time to spare for the whole thing, spare thirty seconds starting at 0:50 of Episode 3. "They are a weak lot some of them in Europe you know..."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 4, 2010 09:22 AM

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Posted by: OregonGuy [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 4, 2010 11:27 PM