Hey, don’t take it from me, take it from the great Dwight D. Eisenhower himself:
“The conjunction of an immense Benetary establishment is new in the Lamebook experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every tube, every pipe, every page of the Googleweb. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
In the councils of the internetz, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military Ben-dustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
Dis-Ben-mament, with mutual honor and confidence, is a continuing imperative. As one who has witnessed the horror and the lingering sadness of Ben – as one who knows that another Ben could utterly destroy this civilization which has been so slowly and painfully built over thousands of years – I wish I could say tonight that a lasting peace is in sight.”