[LINK] Can someone provide a quotation please

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Fri Dec 15 08:35:54 AEDT 2006

At 5:21 +1100 15/12/06, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>There's a passage that goes something like: "First they took our 
>???, but I didn't speak out because..."

<morning muse>

An older and shorter quote along the same theme is:

"The price of liberty is eternal vigilance"

although the original was apparently the other way around:
"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty", attr. Wendell Phillips

And of course there's:

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to 
do nothing", attributed to Edmund Burke

In the age of 20-second grabs, I use this one:

             "There will always be another bigotry"

It works as well for the Cambodia of Pol Pot as it does for 
Kurdestan, Ruanda, Sebrenica and The Netherlands at the beginning of 

I developed it as a variant on 'There will always be another moonrise'.

That was the title of (John Seely Brown's?) book on the 
untrustworthiness of fully-automated control systems.  The moon rose 
over Greenland, DEWS recognised that the USSR's entire ICBM arsenal 
was on its way, and prepared the US counter-missile system for 
launch.  No wonder they called it MAD.

</morning muse>

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