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Old 07-20-2010, 02:58 PM   #106
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A dear old friend of mine (not a railfan) just posted this as his Facebook update. I think it fit perfectly in the conversation here.

This is the moment at which I want you, if you will, to turn your attention . . . toward the Public—that imbecile mob which passes judgment, gives or withholds honor, and raises us to the skies or drags us through the gutter. . . . Slaves of the Public, you may be the tyrant’s own adopted son, but do not expect to reign for more than three days! — Denis Diderot, “On the Inconsistency of Public Opinion”
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