Oh, the holiness of always being the injured party. The historically oppressed can find not only sanctity but safety in the stateof victimization. When access to a better life has been denied often enough, and successfully enough, one can use the rejection as an excuse to cease all efforts. After all, one reckons, "they" don't want me, "they" accept their own mediocrity and refuse my best, "they" don't deserve me.
Our duty to ourselves, to posterity, and to mankind, call on us<br /> by every motive which is sacred or honorable, to watch over the safety of our beloved country<br /> during the troubles which agitate and convulse the residue of the world, and to sacrifice to<br /> that all personal and local considerations.
They'll be granted immunity!" i feel myself rising from my chair, my voice full of resonant. "you will personally pledge this in front of the entire population of district thirteen and the remainder of twelve. soon. today. it will be recorded for future generations. you will hold yourself and your government responsible for their safety, or you'll find yourself another mockingjay!