Two 41’s!


“Your eyes are full of hate, Forty-one.”… in Ben-Hur, that’s good.

In the White House, that’s bad. Serving others enriches your soul like for Bush 41.

The Roman naval commander Quintus Arrius, played by British actor Jack Hawkins, comes down into the galley to inspect the slaves chained at their oars rowing the Roman ship. He asks how long 41 has been in service.

Heston glares at Hawkins and says with a clear tone of hatred that he’d served a month less a day on the current ship and three years in others. Hawkins seems to ignore Ben-Hur’s tone and walks on.

Suddenly, he turns around and lashes Heston on the back with the multi-stranded whip he’s carrying.


Heston rears up and looks menacingly at Hawkins. Hawkins looks down at him coolly and remarks:



“You have the spirit to fight back, but the good sense to control it.”

Then he says:


“Your eyes are full of hate, Forty-one. That’s good. Hate keeps a man alive. It gives him strength.”


But please not in The White House!







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