Author: Henry David Thoreau (---.dsl.okcyok.swbell.net)
Date: 11-07-05 03:10
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contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the
spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be
done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all
this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds
than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing
under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. --Albert EinsteinMortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in
C. S. Lewis, 'The Pilgrim's Regress'
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us
nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind
and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons
impotent and obsolete.
Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything