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Re: falling skies
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2014, 10:13:36 pm »
all right!  and defiance comes back on too.  on the 19th, i think.
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: falling skies
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2016, 08:46:08 pm »
A little late in posting. What a great ending - we won. I must admit, I miss this show.
When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you - then you know your nation is doomed.

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Re: falling skies
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2016, 09:38:15 pm »
Noah Wyle seems to have a love of history and this country.  His shows incorporate this.  I also like The Librarians.  It's a bit goofy, but it's got lots of bits of history, mythology, etc.

Did you notice he worked Alexis de Tocqueville into a couple of the episodes in the last season?
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
Alexis de Tocqueville