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The Tower of Babylon

Kula Babilonska

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As the title says it all. So I turn to Livejournal after so much time :D

This quote came to mind while doing business with the International Relations Office at the University of Zagreb. Needless to say, I sent a sardonic hate mail demanding some explanations. To all four of their email addresses. Getting ready to send them a snail-mail appeal and to inflict myself personally on them. And their bosses. Without further ado, Quellcrist Falconer:

"The personal, as everyone's so fucking fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, TAKE IT PERSONALLY. Get angry. The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here – it is slow and cold, and it is theirs, hardware and soft-. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide from under it with a wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it PERSONAL. Do as much damage as you can. GET YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS. That way, you stand a better chance of being taken seriously next time. Of being considered dangerous. And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous makes the difference, the ONLY difference in their eyes, between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it's just business, it's politics, it's the way of the world, it's a tough life and that IT'S NOTHING PERSONAL. Well, fuck them. Make it personal.

    * Things I Should Have Learnt by Now, Volume II"
Qeullcrist Falconer, the Takeshi Kovacs series by Richard K. Morgan

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All right, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these?! Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!
--- Cave Johnson, CEO of Aperture Science

I like it. It has less pathos than my quote. :D

Its from Portal 2. I made the connection solely because of "Take it personally" which connected it to the "Get mad!" phrase.

Well and in the game, a potatoe emotionally agrees with cave... so yeah.

I like both quotes. Its not a coincidence that there is a "Demo" in Democracy.

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