Monday, January 30, 2012

Luxury or Freedom?

Cedric the Saxon, to Athelstane (only remaining descendent of the royal Saxon line), remembering the days when their prison was the Great Hall still in Saxon control, before the Normans conquered the land --
Far better was our homely diet, eaten in peace and liberty, than the luxurious dainties, the love of which has delivered us as bondsmen to the conqueror!
From Ivanhoe, chapter 21.

Will Americans come to the same conclusion some day soon?  Or is it already too late?

1 comment:

  1. I'm still amazed, at some low level, that Americans insist on eating *different food* each day for supper (and sometimes lunch as well.)