Quotes: Decade Dissonance
"The future has arrived; it's just not evenly distributed."
— William Gibson
I have seen war in all its forms. I have seen feral savage braining each other with stones, I have monitored the death a whole planet at the hands of a virus bomb. I have seen Space Marines drop to certain death and win. I have seen Titans crush entire platoons underfoot.
But there is no more stirring sight in war than the charge of massed cavalry.
The [American protesters] were dressed as though they were going to a Weather Underground Days of Rage costume party. They were in jean skirts and drawstring pants, clogs, folk-art jewelry and tie-dyed tank tops— fashions fully twenty years out of date. I wonder what my hip friends and I in the Summer of Love would have thought about people wearing zoot suit jackets and reat pleat pants with key chains dangling to the ground.
— P.J. O'Rourke, Give War a Chance
We’re creating a world where we have to have this painted, bright, cartoony, puffy marshmallow look side-by-side with this gray, blasted, dark, twisted, pointy, inert look.