Friday, January 4, 2013

Power of Belief

It was the first call to R.M. of the new year.  A chance for us to plan the traditional visit during the Superbowl and tee up the early discussions about sports, politics, stock market predictions, philosophy, and history.  The call ended with a preliminary discussion about the Military and Power.

R.M. had the last word about power with the following riddle (taken from the HBO season 2 of "The Game of Thrones").

"Three great men, a king, a priest, and a rich man. Between them stands a common sellsword. Each great man bids the sellsword kill the other two. Who lives, who dies? Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick, a shadow on the wall and a very small man can cast a very large shadow."

Something to ponder.

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