“All these beefy Caucasians with guns! Get enough of them together, looking for the America they always believed they'd grow up in, and they glom together like overcooked rice, form integral starchy little units. With their power tools, portable generators, weapons, four-wheel-drive vehicles, and personal computers, they are like beavers hyped up on crystal meth, manic engineers without a blueprint, chewing through the wilderness, building things and abandoning them, altering the flow of mighty rivers and then moving on because the place ain't what it used to be.” - Hiro Protagonist, whose 1992 description of America falls flat now, if only because we have iPhones instead of PCs.
"Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.” - Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, commenting on how all thought and information is controlled by Wikipedia and Google, both owned and solely operated by Jimmy Wales, Master of Fate.
"Hey, don't we have a position called the Minister of Internet Truth that's often shortened to MiniTru? Isn't that very close to the spelling to one of those ministries from Orwell's-" - Me, final words before being abducted and taken to an underground bunker for interrogation.
The Philolexian Society has its ducts serviced, pops a soma, and memorizes the works of Shakespeare to debate...
RESOLVED: We live in a dystopian future. WHERE: Van Am Quad (it looks like a gazebo and there's a bust of a dead white guy in the middle) WHEN: 8:30pm Thursday, September 19th.
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