[LINK] Can someone provide a quotation please
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..."
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.
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