Whew! dA has restored Barack Obama 01 and $realitysquared
sent me an apology. All is right with the world again.
was the reason it all went so smoothly. He was my advocate in the process from the beginning, aside from being the GD for the image. I've always thought of him as one of my good dA friends, but he really went out of his way for me here. Everyone should go show him some love
So that's really about it for now, not a whole lot else. Oh, I found these two quotes in an old journal I wrote about the Military Commissions Act of 2006. The juxtaposition is still quite striking to me, so I thought I'd share them again."The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
- Hermann Goering, Reichmarshall of the Nazi party, at his Nuremberg trial, on how easily the Nazi party gained dictatorial control legally over the German democratic republic."To those who scare peace-loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: Your tactics only aid terrorists, for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve."
- John Ashcroft, Attorney General during the 1st term of George W Bush's presidency, on why the USA Patriot Act is needed and the nature of its domestic opponents.
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