OFF-TOPIC Ben's sig monster quote [was Re: Parametrized Unit Tests]
John T. Haggerty
jpcookie at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 22:23:21 CEST 2015
People are naturally competitive. People naturally don't like to hear the
word know. People love to get what they want. Combine all of these things
together and you have all of the elements necessary to eventually create
another conflict. Just because it doesn't happen immediately doesn't mean
it's not going to happen ever.
On Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 01:05 Nick Sarbicki <nick.a.sarbicki at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> 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
> - Nick
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