David Offutt at a reconstructed barrack at Manzanar NHS (2016): This internment camp consisted of 36 blocks; each block had 14 barracks, a mess hall, a laundry room, and shared latrines and showers. About 300 people lived on each block. Notice the added wheelchair accesses to this exhibit, courtesy of the American Disabilities Act of 1990.
“…down deep, they just don’t care. They just don’t care.” – Lon Chaney, Jr., to Gary Cooper in the 1952 classic western "High Noon" (Many townspeople had served as deputies years before to help Marshal Will Kane break up a bad bunch. The thugs are coming back, and an old, retired marshal tells Kane that he’s not surprised that the people won’t do it again.)
“Ignorance can be educated and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.” – Aristophanes, as quoted by Kevin Kline in "The Emperor’s Club"
“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” - George Santayana
Offutt’s Law: “The more important it is for you to know something, the less likely it will be volunteered to you.”
- David Offutt