„We have to joke about it because the alternative is to be scared“

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„We have become blind to the alternatives to violence.“

—  Wendell Berry author 1934
The Long-Legged House (1969), Context: We have become blind to the alternatives to violence. This involves us in a sort of official madness, in which, while following what seems to be a perfect logic of self-defense and deterrence, we commit one absurdity after another: We seek to preserve peace by fighting a war, or to advance freedom by subsidizing dictatorships, or to "win the hearts and minds of the people" by poisoning their crops and burning their villages and confining them in concentration camps; we seek to uphold the "truth" of our cause with lies, or to answer conscientious dissent with threats and slurs and intimidations. … I have come to the realization that I can no longer imagine a war that I would believe to be either useful or necessary. I would be against any war. "A Statement Against the War in Vietnam" an address at the University of Kentucky (10 February 1968) http://books.google.com/books?id=-hHNuLumg8wC&pg=PA68.

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„There are very few jokes about sociologists.“

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„Then Dennis called and said, 'I have to play Frank, because I am Frank.' That thrilled me, and scared me.“

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