don't let the door smack you in the ass on the way out.
i know the armitage quote from this article is already anywhere and everywhere in the global echo chamber, but i'm tacking it to the wall here, too, as a reminder to myself as much as anything else. i can't think of a better one-paragraph summation of what's gone wrong:
Then, after a minute's pause, he adds a third regret: "The biggest regret is that we didn't stop 9/11. And then in the wake of 9/11, instead of redoubling what is our traditional export of hope and optimism we exported our fear and our anger. And presented a very intense and angry face to the world. I regret that a lot."