I don’t want my kids to grow up soft
Well, I FUCKING DO
I hope my kids don’t have to work at 15, I hope my kids don’t have to be embarrassed by their patched up hand-me-down clothes, I hope my kids are soft and gentle and learn Shakespeare and Latin and write poetry and compose music, and never have to worry about money or healthcare or peace because that…that MEANS WE FUCKING WON
“I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture
in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”
@RobinHood and then, his son died throwing a shitfit in congress about how the Mexican American War sucked ass
somewhere his father was saying "hell yeah that's my boy"
@RobinHood his great grandson, Brook Adams, was a strident critic of capitalism and Empire. He described the British Empire as bathing the world in blood, and the Roman as plundering and enslaving the world.
His The Law of Civilization and Decay is an amazing read, and is from 1896.
@RobinHood an alternative quote (which I'm probably misquoting) and which goes generations further is
"Hard times make good men.
Good men make easy times.
Easy times make soft men.
Soft men make hard times"
Apparently, history shows this to be false:
@RobinHood yeah, what happened to "automation will make humanity a leisure class"
don't answer that, the answer is capitalism