Damn. Powerful enough stuff to do the subject some justice, I'm quite impressed.
Gonna have to keep an eye on Mark Dery. With this he blows even Matt Taibbi out of the water, for mine.
I even tried to quote the whole thing with a QFT at the bottom, but there's a 16k character limit...
@L_Mariachi, if you re-read the quoted passage, you'll notice 'damn the torpedoes' is being hollered next to 'bring it on', a similar sentiment... I'd say these words are being juxtaposed by the writer against the fortress stance.