[LMB] TSK - Echoes

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Jul 25 01:58:16 BST 2019



> On Jul 24, 2019, at 4:18 PM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> What if the "evil overlord" is able to arise because of the "good " side
>> being incompetent or unfit to rule?
>> 
> 
> The "good guys" generally are.  "Evil generally wins, unless good is very,
> very careful."
> 
> Remember, pure good, like pure evil, is too weak to accomplish much.  They
> have to be alloyed with their opposites before they gain virtue.


Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority.
—John Dalberg


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