„Western civilization is a loaded gun pointed at the head of this planet.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Terence McKenna
amerikanischer Pionier der Ethnopharmakologie 1946 - 2000

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„You're a loaded gun“

—  Jon Bon Jovi American singer and musician 1962

Music, Slippery When Wet (1986)

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„A book is a loaded gun.“

—  Ray Bradbury, buch Fahrenheit 451

Part 1
Variante: A book is a loaded gun in the house next door.
Quelle: Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

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„Load up on guns, bring your friends.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Song lyrics, Nevermind (1991)

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„In Western Civilization, our elders are books.“

—  Gary Snyder American poet 1930

Quelle: The Practice of the Wild: Essays

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„Son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor.
Son of a gun; load the last ton,
One step ahead of the jailer.“

—  Jimmy Buffett American singer–songwriter and businessman 1946

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Song lyrics, Son of a Son of a Sailor (1978)

„But most men must first be persuaded that the task lies ahead and not behind — that we are infants still, with loaded guns for toys.“

—  Philip Wylie American writer 1902 - 1971

Quelle: Generation of Vipers (1942), p. 20
Kontext: The blame for Armageddon lies on man. And the millennium will come only when the average man exhibits a scientific integrity about all he is and does — instead of half of it. Many a psychological Archimedes has put signposts on the hard road man must follow if he is to avoid self-destruction and come into his own. A few very great modern scientists have added to the lore. Indications of what man may expect of himself are everywhere at hand. But most men must first be persuaded that the task lies ahead and not behind — that we are infants still, with loaded guns for toys.

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„Secrets with girls, like loaded guns with boys,
Are never valued till they make a noise.“

—  George Crabbe English poet, surgeon, and clergyman 1754 - 1832

"The Maid's Story", line 84 (1819).
Tales of the Hall (1819)

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„Giving me a new idea is like handing a cretin a loaded gun, but I do thank you anyhow, bang, bang.“

—  Philip K. Dick American author 1928 - 1982

Letter to Patricia Warrick (17 May 1978), published in Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick, 1977-1979 (1993)

„Nineteen forty-five marked the nadir of Western Civilization.“

—  Modris Eksteins Canadian historian 1943

Quoted by Paul Fussell. The Boys' Crusade. Random House, New York, 2003. pg xv. ISBN: 0-679-64088-6

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„Western civilization is passing through a social revolution unparalleled in history for scope and power.“

—  Walter Rauschenbusch United States Baptist theologian 1861 - 1918

Quelle: Christianity and the Social Crisis (1907), Introduction, p. xi
Kontext: Western civilization is passing through a social revolution unparalleled in history for scope and power. Its coming was inevitable.... By universal consent this social crisis is the overshadowing problem of our generation.

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