(And I thought my
brilliantly impassioned monologues were long....
Call me hopeless, but I remember a line from Batman Begins:
"Why do we fall Bruce?"
"So that we can learn to pick ourselves up."
Good line. And to continue:
"You still haven't given up on me...."
And from Dark Knight
"People are dying
, Alfred! What would you have me do?"
, Master Wayne."
"This city (i.e. Federation) just showed you that it's full
of people who are willing to believe in good
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."