Movies: Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)
We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men. Not from men who feared to write, to associate, to speak, and to defend the causes that were for the moment, unpopular. This is no time for men who oppose Sen. McCarthy’s methods to keep silent or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our history but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. We proclaim ourselves as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom wherever it continues to exist in the world. But we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. The actions of the Junior Senator from Wisconsin have caused alarm and dismay amongst our allies abroad and given considerable comfort to our enemies. And whose fault is that? Not really his, he didn’t create this situation of fear, he merely exploited it, and rather successfully. Cassius was right, the fault dear Brutus is not in our stars, but in ourselves. Good night, and good luck.
(Edward R. Murrow)
I love this speech by Edward R. Murrow. There is always a cause to fight for in this world and it’s our obligation to fight for it.
He was completely right in saying that, “our history will be what we make it. If we go on as we are, then history will take its revenge, and retribution will not limp in catching up with us.”
"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that."R.I.P. Lauren Bacall [September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014]
The films of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall: To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948)
RIP Robin Williams