About Christopher Abraham

Public relations executive with previous lives in politics, literature, photography, programing, technology, marketing, and social media.

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  • Christopher shared from It Can't Happen Here (Signet Classics) by Sinclair Lewis
    “The answer to that,” suggested Doremus Jessup, “if Mr. Falck will forgive me, is ‘the hell it can’t!’ Why, there’s no country in the world that can get more hysterical—yes, or more obsequious!—than America. Look how Huey Long became absolute monarch over Louisiana, and how the Right Honorable Mr. Senator Berzelius Windrip owns his State. Listen to Bishop Prang and Father Coughlin on the radio—divine oracles, to millions. Remember how casually most Americans have accepted Tammany grafting and Chicago gangs and the crookedness of so many of President Harding’s appointees?...
    Note: Are we ripe for dictatorship? Have we always been? Have we ever actually had a dictator?
  • Christopher shared from It Can't Happen Here (Signet Classics) by Sinclair Lewis
    “I don’t altogether admire everything Germany and Italy have done, but you’ve got to hand it to ‘em, they’ve been honest enough and realistic enough to say to the other nations, ‘Just tend to your own business, will you? We’ve got strength and will, and for whomever has those divine qualities it’s not only a right, it’s a duty, to use ‘em!’ Nobody in God’s world ever loved a weakling—including that weakling himself!
    Note: Is global politics just high school?
  • Christopher shared from It Can't Happen Here (Signet Classics) by Sinclair Lewis
    ‘Now you boys never mind about the moral side of this. We have power, and power is its own excuse!’
    Note: Is power its own excuse?
  • Christopher shared from It Can't Happen Here (Signet Classics) by Sinclair Lewis
    Ah, my friends, far worse! A state of so-called peace, in which labor organizations are riddled, as by plague germs, with insane notions out of anarchistic Red Russia! A state in which college professors, newspapermen, and notorious authors are secretly promulgating these same seditious attacks on the grand old Constitution! A state in which, as a result of being fed with these mental drugs, the People are flabby, cowardly, grasping, and lacking in the fierce pride of the warrior! No, such a state is far worse than war at its most monstrous!
    Note: Same rhetoric, different century. We're caught in a Left vs. Right loop. Pathetic.
  • Christopher shared from It Can't Happen Here (Signet Classics) by Sinclair Lewis
    “I tell you, my friends, the trouble with this whole country is that so many are selfish! Here’s a hundred and twenty million people, with 95 per cent of ‘em only thinking of self, instead of turning to and helping the responsible business men to bring back prosperity! All these corrupt and self-seeking labor unions! Money grubbers! Thinking only of how much wages they can extort out of their unfortunate employer, with all the responsibilities he has to bear!
    Note: Selfish is always other people!
  • Christopher shared from It Can't Happen Here (Signet Classics) by Sinclair Lewis
    “As that great author and scientist, Mr. Arthur Brisbane, has pointed out, what every woman ought to do is to have six children.
    Note: Oh really
(Arlington, VA)
Christopher Abraham