Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The neocons’ plans for outer space
They obviously twigged that modern liberalism with its imperialism was the worldview of the good guys (obviously 1960s America) on ‘Star Trek’ so though they failed with Iraq they can be the founders of the Federation. (Cue the ‘TNG’ theme here.) ‘We come in peace! Shoot to kill! Stuff the Prime Directive.’ From CounterPunch.

Also from the LRC blog:
There are two giant entities at work in our country, and they both have an amazing influence on our daily lives ... one has given us radar, sonar, stereo, teletype, the transistor, hearing aids, artificial larynxes, talking movies, and the telephone. The other has given us the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, double-digit inflation, double-digit unemployment, the Great Depression, the gasoline crisis, and the Watergate fiasco. Guess which one is now trying to tell the other one how to run its business?
- Sign in a Bell lab, 1983

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