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[–]Goober_notorious2 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Gentlemen! You can't fight here. This is the War Room. — Peter Sellers, "Doctor Strangelove"


Edit: formatting

[–]Goober_notorious2 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I crack up everytime I think of it. He's so appalled, it's great lol

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. --Thomas Mann

That one struck me.

Do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal. — Dwight W. Eisenhower

God that is hilarious but also tragically true. Anyone who hasn't taken a moment to listen to his departing speech, really should. He talks about how the military-industrial complex is taking over the government. It's one of the most exposing speeches a president has ever given, imo. Close to JFK's "Secret societies" speech that he gave a month before he was killed. He exposes the whole game in just 2 minutes and 30 seconds. This is a guy who was also a 5-star general so he knows how this stuff works.

[–]exPFCwintergreen[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ike's final speech and JFK's speech warning of "secret societies" would make an entire college course if things were not now so skewed. They both told us exactly what to watch out for but the warnings go unheeded. Now how did I get two comments in a row?

[–]Goober_notorious2 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I found the Eisenhower one funny (you know, and sad) too and it made me want to watch Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove (the only Dr. Strangelove that even matters, for the record lol)

[–]exPFCwintergreen[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm sure you know there was no intention to mock Eisenhower there. He was warning his troops, and later warning all of us to watch out for that MI Complex. That was just when everything started to go sideways too. But we didn't listen.

[–]Goober_notorious2 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thank you for sharing, I appreciate this!