Language! But know this, my mom made me go see this film right after it came out, after dad died and not long before she died.
She never said why, but I’m sure it’s about this speech on integrity. She didn’t want me to ever have an amputated spirit, “because there’s no prosthetic for that.”
I’ve been writing about freedom and μολὼν λαβέ recently. I’ve been seeing way too many amputated spirits, good people, but they’ve drunk the Kool-Aid: “They’re taking our freedoms! Boo hoo!” Never say that! Enough of that! Where’s all the brainwashing coming from? Say: μολὼν λαβέ! And never give up.
We can’t rest on our laurels. Things are changing too fast. Instead of bragging, our hero in the clip above confesses that he never made the best choice. Confession. There’s integrity in that.
There’s no one who enjoys freedom more with integrity than the one who humbly recognizes that he’s been enslaved to a too high opinion of himself.