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originally posted by: davido
Today, I noticed a bumper sticker, that read, "Bear Arms or Wear Chains", Noticing the polarity in attitudes these days and the division and diversity of polar attitudes in today's climate, I wonder if the division itself is creating a hegelian distopia.
So, Bear Arms or Wear Charms?
Ghandi- Be the change you want to see in the world.
Just curious about the thoughts around here regarding this mantra. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like we are simply giving into the chaos when we take a hard stand on either side of the duality pair? Are we evolving or devolving? Do we be the change by polarizing and acting out, or do we be the change by setting an example that hopefully enough will learn from by being peaceful within and without of ourselves. Aggressive or meek?
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
― Samuel Adams
originally posted by: Cutepants
a reply to: Lumenari
That only applies if "wealth" coincides with "tranquility of servitude". Otherwise it is a recipe for chaos. And Samuel Adams chose chaos over order, much to his credit, in that context.
Edit: Well, wealth combined with tranquility of servitude is bad too. But I'd argue that a servant can't truly be as tranquil as a free man or woman.
originally posted by: Masterjaden
a reply to: LABTECH767
No bare arms means they aren't covered lol. To bear arms is to carry them.