“Gallant, yes, and charming, and very clean. He knew how to dress and he knew how to smile and he knew how to bathe, and somehow he got the notion that this made him fit to be king.”—Olenna Tyrell (via fuckyeahasoiafquotes)
What you have is people who think that the best way to eliminate rational thought, the best way to eliminate the attempt to be right, is to work always to prove that right isn’t right and to prove that wrong isn’t wrong. You see this in John Lennon’s song “Imagine”: “Imagine there’s no countries.” Not imagine great countries, not imagine defeat the Nazis, but imagine no religions, and the key line is imagine a time when anything and everything that mankind values is devalued to the point where there’s nothing left to kill or die for.
Obviously, this is not going to happen overnight. There are still going to be religions, but they are going to do their best to denigrate them. There are still going to be countries, but they will do what they can to give our national sovereignty to one-world bodies. In the meantime, everything that they teach in our schools, everything they make into movies, the messages of the movies, the TV shows, the newspaper stories that they pick and how they spin them have but one criterion for truth, beauty, honesty, etc., and that is: Does it tear down what is good and elevate what is evil? Does it tear down what is right and elevate what is wrong? Does it tear down the behaviors that lead to success and elevate the ones that lead to failure so that there is nothing left to believe in?
One rainy afternoon, Catherine was idly tumbling when someone rang the doorbell. Twice. (How obnoxious.) For a second, she thought maybe the Girl Scout cookies her family ordered had just arrived. She was excited for a few seconds, then realized it was probably much too early to get those. She looked out the window to see who was at the door and saw no one, not even a Girl Scout.
Then she looked down and saw a bouquet of yellow-orangey roses, a bag of Reese’s Pieces, and a card. She still has NO IDEA who this mysterious benefactor is, but has a hunch it could be a person whose name starts with M and ends with ax Pope.