The EFF's chief technologist revealed that he doesn't run an anti-virus program, partly because he's using Linux, and partly because he feels anti-virus software creates a false sense of security. ("I don't like to get complacent and rely on it in any way...")
He's quite right. We lull ourselves into a false sense of security all the time. I try to avoid it, complacency is a killer.
I drive at night without any lights on, because then if I'm in an accident it will probably be my fault. This keeps me wide awake and aware of all possible hazards.
During the day this doesn't work of course. Hence I have to drive in bare feet, so if there is an accident I'm not going to get very far trying to run away.
You could justify it in the same way that in many / most companies, senior management claims that higher pay and bonuses for directors motivates them to make more profit. Could you depend on a general who does not get at least, say, twenty times as much as the ordinary airman?
Who knows more about the name of Ukraine, some random English speaker on the internet or the Ukrainians? - well, actually the random English speaker knows the name of the country in English as well as any random Ukrainian.
"Bananas were discovered by the Portuguese on the Atlantic coast of Africa. They cultivated the fruit on the Canary Islands. From there it was introduced to the Americas by Spanish missionaries.
That is the recent, European and American history of the fruit, and what they 'discovered' in west Africa was that Africans were already cultivating it. Bananas had been discovered and used by others a whole long time before that. As can be seen in any wider treatment of the subject.
You know, Callahan's is a peaceable bar, but if you ask that dog what his favorite formatter is, and he says "roff! roff!", well, I'll just have to...