- Capitalism and Alternatives -

... Doth stink as sweetly?

Posted by: DrCruel on April 13, 1999 at 11:19:24:

In Reply to: War by any other name... posted by borg on April 12, 1999 at 19:20:21:

: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
: -- Issac Asimov

Not quite. It would seem the first choice of the belligerent, especially those armed with an appropriately revolutionary ideology. I would say, however, that violence, or rather, the threat of violence, acts as a fairly effective refuge for those who would wish to enjoy a bit of affluent 'exploitation'. Thus, my support for a strong American military.

And now, a cliché of my own:

Emotional rhetoric is the last refuge of the blatantly wrong.
-- Dr. Cruel

To which I may remind, that catchy slogans do not morality make, whether expoused by science fiction writers or T-shirt manufacturers. James Carville nonwithstanding, of course.

'Doc' Cruel

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