The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

"Some favors come at too high a price"

   This will be on the scheduler since I will be camping this weekend doing Klondike.  I will do a quick post on "some favors come at too high a price".  This came to me while I was at work and the video came to mind so I would tie it to a post and a quick explaination.

      Since I am a hardcore fan of of Babylon5 and this is one of the most popular phrases from the show and it talks about the cost of accepting favors from other people without understanding their motives for granting you a favor,  Youy might think that you and your partners are working on the same problem but they may have a different reason for assisting you and in the long run this will cause you more problems in the future than the initial favor might have helped you with.
     I believe that this is the problem that is prevalent in Washington D.C.  You get there wanting to help but you get subverted by the promise of glory, perks, and bennies and before you know it, you have sold your soul to the establishment and they own you.   Where is the freedom then?   Sure you have the perks and bennies...but you have lost your soul and your integrity....You have lost your good name.  When we all cross over and do the accounting with Saint Peter at the pearly gates for our actions they will have to explain themselves.  All you take with you is your name...all the other stuff stays behind...all the perks, money and bennies stay down on earth.

Vir gets what he wants

And this was the clip that started it all:


  1. Very true... And it's truly sad that good people DO get subverted/blinded by the bling...

    1. Hey Old NFO;

      Agreed, but the only way to survive is to send people of outstanding character to D.C and hope they can survive.

  2. True that. You know, I did not get into Babylon 5 but the clips make a point. (running and ducking).

    1. Hey Momma Fargo,

      Not everybody is perfect;)....and I would like to see you running and ducking...but that is a regular red blooded American guy perspective.

  3. one of my favorites too.

    It is a rare thing to see an aspiring diplomat to openly profess profound hatred. it cuts against all customs, courtesy and training of the diplomatic services and yet expresses an honesty so deep that it cannot be argued against. Telling an enemy that you are an enemy is dangerous and courageous. It tells him up front that when you strike him, he will see you coming and not a knife in the back by an ally. it gives him the chance to strike you first.

    That's one of the things that makes the Vir character so endearing. his anti-diabetes commercials were less successful.

    1. hey Generic View;

      Vir was an interesting character, I at first thought "Wow Flounder in space", but Stephen Furst brought an endearing quality to the character. I also liked Londo, he was a multi faceted but in the end a tragic character. I kept hoping that Londo would find redemption in the end.


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