OFF-TOPIC Ben's sig monster quote [was Re: Parametrized Unit Tests]

Nick Sarbicki nick.a.sarbicki at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 08:35:13 CEST 2015


Well who would we fight if we were all friends with each other?

On Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:31 Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:

> Completely off-topic. Stop reading now if you only want to read things
> about
> Python.
>
>
> On Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:46 am, Ben Finney wrote:
>
> > \        “Of course, everybody says they're for peace. Hitler was for |
> > `\      peace. Everybody is for peace. The question is: what kind of |
> > _o__)                                peace?” —Noam Chomsky, 1984-05-14 |
>
>
> With the greatest of respect to Chomsky, I think he is simply wrong about
> Hitler. Hitler actually believed that war was good for the national
> character, and indeed good for the soul, and that long periods of peace
> would enfeeble a nation and make it decadent and effete. Unlike a lot of
> people who believe the same thing, Hitler actually had experience in war,
> including a medal for bravery and a serious injury due to poison gas.
>
> Many people over the ages have thought that if only war was more terrible,
> we would stop making it. Alas, that appears to be false: no matter how
> terrible war is, there is always someone who thinks that it is better than
> peace.
>
>
>
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 - Nick
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