How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
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- General Jack D. Ripper tells Group Capt. Lionel
Mandrake about his ideas concerning "purity of essence:"
General Jack D. Ripper: Mandrake, do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk... ice cream. Ice cream, Mandrake, children's ice cream.
Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: Lord, Jack.
General Jack D. Ripper: You know when fluoridation first began?
Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: I-- no, no. I don't, Jack.
General Jack D. Ripper: Nineteen hundred and forty-six. Nineteen forty-six, Mandrake. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works.
(Note that there is discussion of a sexual component of "purity of essence" in this scene.) (submitted by David K. Miller)
- General Jack D. Ripper tells Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake about his ideas concerning "purity of essence:"