Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Eleanor Roosevelt's prayer

Dear Lord, 

Lest I continue my complacent way, 
help me to remember, 
somewhere out there a man died for me today. 
As long as there be war, 
I must ask and answer am I worth dying for?

Eleanor Roosevelt's prayer, which she like to tell people about. Clearly she did think 
her privileged existence was well-worth other people fighting and dying for. 

"She [Eleanor Roosevelt] and her sons [she said] refused to live in a world such as ours. That
is at least understandable, for ours is world of work and not one of deceit and racketeering."

— Adolf Hitler, December 11, 1941

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