Monday, July 04, 2011

Opposing ostrichism...

'bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria'; He conquers twice who conquers himself in victory (att. Publilius Syrus). Ostrichism is the refusal to face unpleasant facts, something that many politicians suffer from; one who certainly didn't suffer was the man who had the plaque - image left - on his desk; to me that saying transmits similar inspirational thoughts as the quote above. Click on image to go to the website of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. And click HERE to read of the Reagan Centennial Celebrations and the unveiling of a bronze statue near the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square, London. The man inspired many but saved many more by facing head-on unpleasant facts.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."
Update: tributes and photos [Conservative Home]
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