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i read this today (first of a few random notes from my palm)

Posted on 2001.10.09 at 18:05
Civilization is only a pretense; in the crisis, we become mere apes again, forgetting the rational biped of our pretensions and becoming instead the hairy primate at the mouth of the cave, screeching at the enemy, wishing it would go away, fingering the heavy stone that we'll use the moment it comes close enough.

-orson scott card, xenocide

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betternewthings at 2001-10-09 20:21 (UTC) (Link)

the horror, the horror

too much conrad?
(Anonymous) at 2001-10-09 22:37 (UTC) (Link)

Re: the horror, the horror

"this is the way the fucking world ends... lookit this fucking shit we're in, man... not with a bang, but a whimper, and with a whimper, i'm fucking splitting, jack"

- the photojournalist
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2001-10-11 17:55 (UTC) (Link)

Re: the horror, the horror

hey, i can't help what jumps out at me when i'm high and reading science fiction on caltrain :P
(Anonymous) at 2001-10-09 20:31 (UTC) (Link)
in the crisis, we become mere apes again, forgetting the rational biped of our pretensions and becoming instead the hairy primate at the mouth of the cave

sounds familiar
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2001-10-09 23:58 (UTC) (Link)
care to elaborate?
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