Archive for November, 2008

Sunday Quotable

“What I’m asking people to do is simply this: In your own way, in your own life, every day, you are confronted with a piece of data. Don’t just eat it up. Just think about it for a minute. You have the right to process your own information based on the equipment that you were born with. That’s your right. That’s real freedom. You have the right to make up your own mind. Now, if you choose to numb yourself, and to be bamboozled, you have the right to be bamboozled. But in your state of bamboozlement, you do not have the right to be a liability, because of your¬†self~imposed¬†ignorance, on other people who might want to do things the right way. If you voluntarily choose to be a numbskull, for whatever reason you have chosen it, that’s fine. You have the right to be stupid, but you don’t have the right to harm other people as a result of your stupidity. And you don’t have the right to legislate your stupidity into existence, to force it on other people who have a clearer view of what things are.” (frank zappa)

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