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Something that bears repeating

"Atrocity is recognized as such by victim and perpetrator alike, by all who learn about it at whatever remove. Atrocity has no excuses, no mitigating argument. Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity. It is self-perpetuating upon itself--a barbarous form of incest. Whoever commits atrocity also commits those future atrocities thus bred."
--Frank Herbert


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skitten
Sep. 11th, 2002 09:22 am (UTC)
highly appropriate!
excellent choice of quotes for today... Interesting how much wisdom can be gleaned from science fiction...
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