"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Small World

4 comments:

Michael Tobis said...

Actually on second thought I bet this is at the Rathskeller in Madtown at the Student Union and not in Pakistan at all. And maybe it's all about the Rose Bowl or something.

Still it makes an impression.

We really all sink or we all float. That's all.

No enemies. One team. One future or none.

Steve Scolnik said...

Oh, great. Now the Regressives can claim there's a link between labor unions and Islamo-Fascism.

Michael Tobis said...

Too late.

Sorry.

Pangolin said...

Michael, your link requires an obligatory restatement of Poe's law.....

"Poe's law states:
“Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of fundamentalism that someone won't mistake for the real thing.”

If you had run that Glenn Beck clip as a parody of religion and politics fifteen years ago it would have been mocked as over-the-top comedy. Today it's a daily program on a "news channel."

If somebody of conservative ilk declared that pi was now equal to 2 I wouldn't bat an eye.