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Je, Taifa la makondoo huzalisha serikali ya mafisi (a.k.a mafisadi)?

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    Taifa la kondoo huzalisha serikali ya mafisi (a.k.a mafisadi)?


    “A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves”


    from:

    The Big Apple: “In the beginning, a patriot is a scarce man, hated, feared and scorned”


    "A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves” is often credited to American broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow (1909-1965). The saying means that the electorate cannot be “sheep” or they will be taken over [i.e. eaten] by “wolves” (such as a totalitarian dictatorship).

    “A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves” has also been credited to French philosopher Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903-1987) since at least 1949. However, the origin of the saying dates back, at least, to Thomas Jefferson. In a letter to James Madison, in 1787, he said:

    “We affirm, in the face of unparalleled examples, our agreement with your abhorrence of government by tyranny… To have an idea of the curse of existence under (tyrannical government), they [i.e. the rulers as well as the ruled] must be seen. It is a government of wolves over sheep.” —Thomas Jefferson in a letter to James Madison, 1787.


    New Orleans (LA) Times-Picayune, of 14 June 1950, reported on a talk by Lafargue on Huey Long, a former governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), titled: “Longism’ Scored in Lafargue Talk”

    [FONT=&quot]‘Lafargue admitted that Huey Long gave the state “many improvements.” But he added that “we are still paying the cost on public debt and high taxes… His political philosophy left a society of sheep and a government of wolves,”’ Lafargue said. [/FONT][FONT=&quot]

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    Google Books
    The Ramblings Of A Realist By Charlie Walker. Biggleswade, Beds: Watkiss Studios Ltd., 2000 ; Pg. 24:

    “A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves and it is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism whilst the wolf remains of a different opinion.”


    Posted by Barry Popik • Monday, May 17, 2010 •
     
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