“Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
- Patric Henry
“There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody’s expense but his own.”
Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Yep, that about sums it up….