Fisheye Placebo by YUUMEI
"YOU ARE FREE" - Topiary, member of the LulzSec hacktivist group.
A poignant phrase that puts the power and responsibility in the hands of the reader.
"BODIES UPON THE GEARS" - Mario Savio, Free Speech Movement activist.
"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"
"WAR IS WAR" - phrase traditionally used as an excuse for extreme war time cruelty.
It's essentially saying ‘war is meant to be cruel so that's what you get.’
"THROUGH THE DISTORTED LENS I FOUND A CURE"
'Fisheye' refers to a type of lens used in photography to produce a wide angle view that also results in a rounded distortion of the image that gives of the same result as a 5 point perspective drawing.
'Placebo' refers to the medical term of a fake medicine that's used to trick the patient into thinking they are getting better, and the psychological effects of that false belief might actually make the patient heal.