Douglas Hofstadter – Metamagical Themas (1985)
Those who would caution people that it might be counter-productive to work against the arms race—unless they believe one should work for the arms race—are in effect counseling paralysis. But would they do so in other areas of life? You never know if that car trip to the grocery store won’t be the last thing you do in your life. All life is a gamble.
What it seems to me is needed is a healthy dose of indignation: a spark, a flame, a fire inside.