Stanley Kubrick in his 1968 interview with Playboy:
The most terrifying fact of the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.
via Daring Fireball.
I side with the makers, the creators, and the inventors, and its about time that the pack of clamoring would-be politicians be put on the defensive for attacking the values of those of us on this side.