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Reflections Of A Hungry Man
Emilio Longoni

He was a minor artist, but this piece stood out. It's not particularly subtle, but there is something quite appealing about it.

I had a conversation (with a Moron!) yesterday that echoed in my mind. As a free people, what can we do to minimize the chaos inherent in freedom? The answer is: not much. The concept of the perfectibility of Man is laughable, so the only thing left is the iron fist of government, and that was rejected 240 years ago by some very smart people.

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 your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.

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