Classy R2-D2

Civilization

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Let's Play Monopoly

Kara Remembers (on floppy drives)

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American blood

"You cannot spill a drop of American blood without spilling the blood of the whole world.... We are not a nation, so much as a world."

-- Herman Melville

The only way to abolish war...

The only way to abolish war is to make peace heroic.

-- John Dewey, American philosopher and educator, 1859-1952

War educates the senses...

"War educates the senses, calls into action the will, perfects the physical constitution, brings men into such swift and close collision in critical moments that man measures man."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, d. 1882

I believe in America...

"I believe in America because we have great dreams--and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true."

-- Wendell L. Wilkie

Our great modern Republic.

"Our great modern Republic. May those who seek the blessings of its institutions and the protection of its flag remember the obligations they impose."

-- Ulysses S. Grant

Security is mostly superstition...

"Security is mostly superstition, it does not exist in nature nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than out right exposure. To keep our faces towards change and behave as free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable."

-- Helen Keller

Lincoln on the rise of corporations

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country....corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war."

-- Abraham Lincoln, letter to Col. William F. Elkins, Nov. 21, 1864

Our country, right or wrong.

"'Our country, right or wrong.' When right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right."

-- Carl Schurz

Joseph Heller on Them

"They will do whatever we let them get away with."

-- Joseph Heller

Worthwhile to society...

"People are personally responsible for keeping themselves relevant. If you can't make yourself worthwhile to society, then that's your problem, not society's."

-- Bug, a character from Douglas Copeland's novel Microserfs
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