Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Quotable: Voting as violence

When you vote you are exercising political authority. You're using force and force, my friends, is violence--the supreme authority from which all other authority is derived.

Source: Character of Mr. Rasczak in Paul Verhoeven's 1997 film, Starship Troopers.

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someone made that up.. that line is NOT in the Heinlein novel
The post doesn't say anything about the novel. If you had followed the hyperlink in the post it would have taken you to an article that is critical of the film for its deviations from the novel. Nevertheless, you are mistaken, the sentiment expressed by Mr. Rasczak in the film is very faithful to the views of the character of Major Reid in Heinlein's Starship Troopers (see page 183 in the 1987 Ace paperback reissue).
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