Nerrissa? you believe her? well, you at least have to credit her with a certain instability! remember when she told you that i was going to take over the fount with and army of lobsters?" said ripred. you did try to take over the fount with an army of lobsters." said vikus. yes, yes, but it was years before she was born. my point is, she flip-flops in and out of time like a fish in shallow waters." answered ripred.
[camillo] berneri proposed that the anarchists should link up with the effort of northern africa to overthrow the spanish government, carry out land reform, attract the base of the moorish army, and see if they could undermine [francisco] franco's army through political warfare in northern africa combined with guerrilla warfare in spain. Historians laughed at that, but i don't think they should have. This was the kind of war that might have succeeded in stopping spanish fascism.
Our concern is to help people counter the efforts of those who seek to "regiment the public mind every bit as much as an army regiments the bodies of its soldiers," so that the self-designated "responsible men" will be able to run the affairs of the world untroubled by the "bewildered herd" - the general public - who are to be marginalized and dispersed, directed to personal concerns, in a well-regulated "democracy."
One of george washington's main concerns was to make sure that his soldiers had adequate supplies of meat: a part of the army has been a week without any kind of flesh, and the rest three or four days. naked and starving as they are, we cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery, that they have not been ere this excited by their suffering to a general mutiny and dispersion.
The church worked hard at it night and day during nine centuries and imprisoned, tortured, hanged, and burned whole hordes and armies of witches, and washed the christian world clean with their foul blood. Then it was discovered that there was no such thing as witches, and never had been. One doesn't know whether to laugh or to cry. Who discovered that there was no such thing as a witch - the priest, the parson? No, these never discover anything.
The evacuation of petersburg and richmond, and the surrender of the principal insurgent army, give hope of a righteous and speedy peace whose joyous expression can not be restrained. In the midst of this, however, he, from whom all blessings flow, must not be forgotten. A call for a national thanksgiving is being prepared, and will be duly promulgated.
From camp to camp, through the foul womb of night,the hum of either army stilly sounds,that the fixed sentinels almost receivethe secret whispers of each other's watch.Fire answers fire, and through their play flameseach battle sees the other's umbered face.Steed threatens steed, in high and boastful neighspiercing the night's dull ear; and from the tentsthe armorers accomplishing the knights,with busy hammers closing rivets up,give dreadful note of preparation.
I will now add what i do not like. first, the omission of a bill of rights providing clearly and without the aid of sophisms for freedom of religion, freedom of the press, protection against standing armies, restriction against monopolies, the eternal and unremitting force of the habeas corpus laws, and trials by jury in all matters of fact triable by the laws of the land and not by the law of nations.
When men are irritated, and the passions inflamed, they fly hastily and cheerfully to arms; but after the first emotions are over, to expect, among such people, as compose the bulk of an army, that they are influenced by any other principles than those of interest, is to look for what never did, and i fear never will happen
[t]he hour is fast approaching, on which the honor and success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding country depend. remember officers and soldiers, that you are freemen, fighting for the blessings of liberty - that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men.
I am persuaded myself that the good sense of the people will always be found to be the best army. they may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves. the people are the only censors of their governors; and even their errors will tend to keep these to the true principles of their institution.