Thom Hartmann: Andrew Breitbart – The Bell Tolls for Thee…

I thought this was poignant enough to share with my friends here at TFC.  It’s a couple of days old but the sentiment is timeless…

Andrew Breitbart – the guy you were just watching – died last night at the age of 43. Andrew lived in a paranoid, libertarian, I-got-mine-and-screw-you world. Andrew was the perfect right-wing front man. I know – he was on my show many times over the years – and never failed to push that cruel, Libertarian line that anybody who couldn’t claw their way to the top didn’t deserve any help from the rest of us in any way. It’s really quite sad that Andrew never realized that we’re all in this together – that every individual clod of humanity is part of the continent of humanity.

As John Donne wrote in 1624 in his Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions…

Perchance he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill that he doesn’t know that it tolls for him 
No man is an island, Andrew, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main 
If a clod be washed away by the sea, Andrew, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a house of your friend’s, Andrew, or of your own were 
Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind 
Therefore, Andrew, don’t ask for whom the bell tolls 
It tolls for thee. 

God bless and good journeys…

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