The Weekly Winston: On Youth

Like 1.5 million or so of my fellow citizens of the Beltway (perhaps Paul, too?), I am without power or Internet since the sudden monster storm blew through late last night.  I blame Chief Justice Roberts; this is clearly Mother Nature’s revenge.  (So how am I doing this post?  I went to the airport four hours before my flight to Frankfurt to seek some a/c, power for my mobile devices, and working Internet–that’s how devoted your Power Line staff is!).  Only problem is that the Dulles airport wireless is p-a-i-n-f-u-l-l-y slow.

Can’t end the week without the Weekly Winston. From My Early Life:

Come on now all you young men, all over the world.  You are needed more than ever now to fill the gap of a generation shorn by war.  You have not an hour to lose.  You must take your place in Life’s fighting line.  Twenty to twenty-five!  These are the years!  Don’t be content with things as they are.  ‘The earth is yours and the fullness thereof.’  Enter upon your inheritance, accept your responsibilities.  Raise the glorious flags again, advance them upon the new enemies, who constantly gather upon the front of the human army, and have only to be assaulted to be overthrown.  Don’t take No for an answer.  Never submit to failure.  Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance.  You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.  She was made to be wooed and won by youth.  She has lived and thrived only by repeated subjugations.


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