They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. by Ben Franklin
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. by Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness. by Harvard University professor James Q. Wilson
First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out — because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the communists and I did not speak out — because I was not a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out –because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak out for me. by Former German naval officer and victim of the Nazis, Martin Niemöller
Note: brown color originally quoted by Professor Peang–Meth
THREE LEADERS AND THREE WISHES
Three leaders, one Siam, one Viet, and one Khmer, come across a lamp and a genie pops out of it.
“I will grant you each one wish; that’s three wishes in total,” says the genie.
The Khmer leader thinks for a while, and says, “I want a wall around Cambodia to protect it for all eternity from those with less than good intentions.” So with a blink of the genie’s eye, WHOOSH, there is a huge wall around Cambodia.
The Viet leader is amazed, and asks, “I am curious about this wall. Please tell me more about it.”
The genie proudly explains, “Well, it is 50 metres high, 20 metres thick protecting Cambodia so that nothing can get in or out without permission.”
The Viet leader says, “Ah, it is getting tough. My uncle Ho always wants to expand the real estate. So my wish is to have Khmer leaders as our gofers for all eternity.”
Again, with the blink of the genie’s eye, the Khmer leader bows and invites the Vietnamese leader in.
The Siam leader says, “Fill the wall up with water.”
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