Part of Buddy the Elf, What's Your Favorite Color?
“Do you renounce Satan?” “I do renounce him.” “And all his works?” “I do renounce them.” “And all his promises?” “I do renounce them.”
In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed. But they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love—500 years of democracy and peace. And what did they produce? The cuckoo clock.
In America, they had the criminal underground. Decades of organized crime punctuated by violence. Victimless crimes—so long as the victims were kept out of sight and thus out of mind. And what did that produce? A fortune. For the heads of the five…