Sunday, July 17, 2005

A Fair Farewell

And in the end, this is what is remembered of you:
Prime Minister Tony Blair said: "He was a man of great integrity and beliefs he held firmly from which he never wavered. [Emphasis mine]
A fitting thing to point out to politicians all around us (especially the opportunistic, corrupt, power-crazed, klepto-conquering, lead-by-poll-following Libranos). I suppose in a way the Libranos are unwavering in their principle of having no principles.

How to live: have integrity, form beliefs, constantly learn, base your actions on those beliefs, be yourself. Then, your moment in history will be regarded with respect. As Blair acknowledges Heath, I have little doubt that Blair will be similarly remembered when he departs this world.