Sunday, January 13, 2013

For Our Own Good

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
                                                                   C.S. Lewis 

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) was the author of The Chronicles Of Narnia and a friend of JRR Tolkien.   

Here's how it starts on a small scale.  From Portlandia (a very funny show) via Assistant Village Idiot.

1 comment:

  1. Haha, I love the illustration by Portlandia. Also, did you know the guy at the end was the lead singer of Modest Mouse?