Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Arc of History

Stolen from here:
CHURCHILL, 1940: Yeah, you keep bombing us. We'll be in the pub, flipping you off. I'm slapping Rolls-Royce engines into untested flying coffins to knock you out of the skies, and then I'm sending angry Welshmen to burn your country from the Rhine to the Polish border.

FDR, 1941: Oh, I'm sorry, was wiping out our entire Pacific fleet supposed to intimidate us? We have nothing to fear but fear itself, and right now we're coming to kick your ass with brand new ships riveted by waitresses. How's that going to feel?

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVES, 2001-2009: BE AFRAID!! Oh God, the Brown Bad people could strike any moment! They could strike ... NOW!! AHHHH. Okay, how about .. NOW!! AAGAGAHAHAHHAG! Quick, do whatever we tell you, and believe whatever we tell you, or YOU WILL BE KILLED BY BROWN PEOPLE!! PUT DOWN THAT SIPPY CUP!!
The original post of this concluded with some sage advice about terrorism:
It's now part of our life. Let's try not to hop like the trained monkeys every time it happens.

2 comments:

Frank Van Haste said...

Dear Miss Fit:

The linked message here is wonderfully cogent...but alas, I fear that it falls on barren ground.

Our times are different; three score and ten years ago the totalitarians were trying to intimidate our fathers' generation - and they were one tough hard-shelled bunch of SOB's. Said intimidation efforts thus resulted in the reduction of Germany to an ash-heap and the melting of a few Japanese cities.

Today's societal outlook is sadly different. In our time, when everything from air travel to peanut-free foods must be ABSOLUTELY SAFE, our terrorists do not create a state of fear; they merely catalyze a fearful state to which we are pre-disposed. Absent them, we'd find something else to go 'bump' in the night.

Cordially,

Frank

Holte Ender said...

You and Mr. Van Haste are spot on. You with your post and Frank with his comments. I am going to borrow the sentiments from you both, these are the sort of words that should spread around. I will link back to your blog, my readers should check you out.