With Most Admired Disorder (admireddisorder) wrote in battlestar_blog,
With Most Admired Disorder

the chief's speech on new caprica

i dunno how many of you have read anything by henry thoreau, but i started reading walden a few days ago, and while looking up stuff on thoreau on wikipedia (the source of all mis-information), i came upon this thing he wrote called civil disobedience. (link to the full text on project gutenberg)

how does this relate to bsg? well, because chief tyrol gave a speech on new caprica that's actually part of mario savio's speech given in 1964 (youtube link), and there's a part in civil disobedience that really reminds me of both tyrol and savio's speeches:

"If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go: perchance it will wear smooth—certainly the machine will wear out. If the injustice has a spring, or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the evil; but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter-friction to stop the machine. What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn."

kinda random, i know, but i thought that was interesting. and i really find myself agreeing with both. or all three, or... whatever...
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