Monday, September 11, 2006

Life Remembering

This quote from a BoingBoing-post from Sept. 11th 2001, quoting a John Perry Barlow's mailing list, somehow feels appropriate, as it's message is still relevant and worth repeating:
"This morning's events are roughly equivalent to the Reichstag fire that provided the social opportunity for the Nazi take-over of Germany. I am *not* suggesting that, like the Nazis, the authoritarian forces in America actually had a direct role in perpetrating this mind-blistering tragedy. (Though their indirect role deserves a much longer discussion.) ...
Remember that the goal of terrorism is to create increasingly paralytic totalitarianism in the government it attacks. Don't give them the satisfaction. Fear nothing. Live free. And, please, let us try to forgive those who have committed these appalling crimes. If we hate them, we will become them.

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