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August 24, 2004

Quote of the Day.

My apologies to Memento Moron who I found via Triticale. I'm sure that courtesy requires that I send you to his page to read his wit and wisdom but this is simply too good. I therefore steal it with acknowledgement.

First they came for Logic, and I did not speak out, for I did not think logically.
Then they came for Thesis and Synthesis, and I did not speak out, for I did not think synthetically.
Then they came for Reason, and I did not speak out, for I did not think reasonably.
Finally they came for me, and I could no longer think for myself.

Rather describes a common mindset in the 21 st century doesn't it?

Update. Now you really do have to go to Memento Moron ("Remember: Thou Art Stupid") as he has polished the lines to bring them closer to the original Niemoller. Works even better. I also like his last graph:

As soon as I had this thought, I realized that if I made the change, and even more so if I explained the change, there would be some who would accuse me of thinking too much. This, of course, cemented my decision.

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I love the name of this site - Memento Moron. Sound advice for all of us. Go on over and check it out. Yips! to Tim Worstall.... [Read More]

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Credit and a trackback are sufficien. I'm flattered by the praise.

Posted by: Brian B | Aug 24, 2004 3:33:02 PM

That should read "sufficient". Also, please note the change made to the quote on my site, and the rational I offer for it.

Posted by: Brian B | Aug 24, 2004 4:42:51 PM

Er rather, rationale. Please excuse my sloppiness, I've not yet imbibed sufficent amounts of coffee.

Posted by: Brian B | Aug 24, 2004 4:44:05 PM