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Journal Punk Walrus's Journal: Recent Quotes I have seen

This showed up in an OpenBSD port of the UNIX program "fortune" today...

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear -- kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor -- with the cry of grave national emergency... Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real."

-- General Douglas MacArthur, 1957

Neat quote. It's as true now as it was back then. I feel another release of Miller's The Crucible coming on... Being a called a terrorist is like being called a communist under the McCarthy Era. I wonder if it's true, that MacArthur said that? On the Internet, you never can be sure; people attribute quotes incorrectly all the time. Here's another quote from someone on Slashdot:

"When a baby gets a new toy, the first thing he does is break it. Still think you're L337?"

I have always liked that one. I hate script kiddies, ever since those immature weenies made it hard to be a BBS sysop in the BBS days of the 1980s. Of course, sometimes the best way to find out how something works is to break it apart, but I don't think that's what this quote means...

Last quote was from Darkhunter of Madpenguin.org:

"I don't need all that user-friendly stuff; it never works. As long as I can get it working, it is friendly enough."

And THAT, my friends, is why I like Slackware.

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